Wednesday, February 18, 2015

An Early Sign of Easter

All those people with crosses daubed onto their foreheads were commemorating Ash Wednesday, the symbolic start of the run-up to the Easter holiday. It's one of the few times when many people are identifiable by their religion, which is usually Catholic here.

The cross is supposed to be created using ashes of last year's palm fronds, representing the fact that we will all be dust one day.

By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

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