El Cristo Panama



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Description: It’s that time again, for the celebration of el Christo Negro in Portobello, Panama. The festival of the Black Christ as we English speakers call it (following American usage), is set to begin

It’s that time again, for the celebration of el Christo Negro in Portobello, Panama. The festival of the Black Christ as we English speakers call it (following American usage), is set to begin this weekend with the annual pilgrimage to Portobello.

The actual festival of the Black Christ will be on Tuesday October 21, but the actual trek starts 4 days before the event. For the third year in a row, I’m going to miss the mass. I’m now convinced that I’m going to leave Panama and never witness it.

We almost killed one of el Nazareno’s devotees tonight. He was wearing a deep maroon robe, in the dark and stepped out before the car. Thank God, the driver had excellent reflexes. But it reminded me that it was that time of year again. I don’t know, but this year it seems the devotees are fewer. Well going by the absence of plenty purple robes anyway.  However, it does not necessarily mean that the number of devotees are fewer, it might just mean that fewer persons are wearing robes or making offerings. But the last two years, purple was everywhere.

I don’t know how long these videos will be up, but Lydia and Roberto has some videos of the celebration of  the Black Christ over at the Silver People Chronicle. Go take a look.




Photogallery El Cristo Panama:



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