On our last night in Arequipa, Peru, we stumbled into the Plaza de Armas in which the celebration of Good Friday was taking place. The scene was much different than something we would see here in the US. A recording in Spanish played throughout the entire square, day and night, speaking of Jesus and his last moments before crucifixion. Bible quotes would repeat and the sounds of a man getting beaten and tortured rang throughout the area. A parade walked through the streets with the people reenacting Jesus' demise. It was really interesting to be able to witness the different ways this culture respected the holiday. All the while we were blessed with another beautiful sunset.
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