The Ecce Homo celebration culminates in a grand parade featuring hours of indigenous dancing in praise of the sun, earth and the cross. The image of Ecce Homo that provides good weather and harvest attracts pilgrims from the surrounding rural communities, where agriculture remains a way of life.
Holy Saturday is mostly quiet dedicated to the feast of Our Lady of Solitude, a patroness of San Miguel since 1555. The nearby cloister is named in her honor.
Today is a celebration of Jesus’ resurrection featuring huge piñatas of Judas, and other villains, that explode over the jardin.
Divine Mercy is the Sunday after Easter placing emphasis on the image of Divine Mercy which Sister Faustina reported as her vision of Jesus in 1930’s Poland.
The Sacred Heart represents love and promises a happier life and easier death, and promotes receiving communion the first Friday of every month.