Monday, April 20, 2015

Easter in Gramado

Being a predominantly Catholic country, here Easter is a big celebration, but it is mostly about the death of Christ and not much about the resurrection.  Gramado has a procession that starts at one end of the main street in town and ends at the big cathedral in the center of town.  There are several floats depicting some of the events leading to the crucifixion and death of Christ.  In the plaza around the cathedral there are thirteen stages depicting the events at the crucifixion.   




They then take the body of Christ into the cathedral, and that is the end of the procession.
On Saturday night while Ken was in the Priesthood Session of General Conference, Heidi and some of the Egberts went to an outdoor play in Canela, the town just 5 miles from Gramado, where the last week in the life of Christ was portrayed.  She was very impressed with the acting, the costumes and the scenery.  This time there was a scene about the resurrection.


After the play the cast came on stage and then posed for pictures with people.

 Kathlyn and Merl Egbert posed with some cast members.

No comments:

Post a Comment