Dia De Los Inocentes V

Al Bourassa

Andalucia, Colombia

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January 6 is the official celebration of the Dia de Los Inocentes in Cuenca and the main party is along Huayna capac in the evening.
According to Wikipedia: The Massacre of the Innocents is the biblical recount of infanticide by Herod the Great, the Roman-appointed King of the Jews. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Herod ordered the execution of all young male children in the vicinity of Bethlehem, so as to avoid the loss of his throne to a newborn King of the Jews whose birth had been announced to him by the Magi. In typical Matthean style, it is understood as the fulfillment of an Old Testament prophecy: “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, ‘A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more.’” The number of infants killed is not stated. The Holy Innocents, although Jewish, have been claimed as martyrs for Christianity.
Since all the biblical canon evidence that such an event occurred is found only in the Gospel of Matthew, New Testament scholars have said that the historicity of the event is “an open question that probably can never be definitively decided.” Most recent biographers of Herod deny that the event occurred.
This digitally altered artwork is derived from a photograph taken January 6/16 in Cuenca, Ecuador, South America. The event this year had a transportation theme. This is truly a fun event to watch.
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