DMTX. Images of the Cuasimodo procession, a traditional celebration of the Catholic religion in Chile held on the Sunday after Easter. Colina, Chile. 11/04/2010
On the Sunday after Easter, parish priests in colonial times went forth to take the Holy Sacraments to the elderly and infirm who couldn't get to church on Easter Sunday. They were guarded by groups of huasos, or cowboys, who protected them from bandits after the silver chalices. Along the way, the priests and their bodyguards were given food and drink, usually chicha or wine, to wash away the road dust.
The tradition continued over the years, primarily in the Santiago area, in the municipalities of Lo Barnechea, La Florida, Maipú, La Reina and especially in Colina. Today, it is a revered festival known also as "correr a Cristo," or run to Christ.