It’s just not a holiday without gunpowder

By April 12, 2009 Insights

After Easter mass, I joined the crowd in the Jardin to watch the “Querna de Judas” (Burning of Judas). About a dozen paper mache effigies are strung across the street and blown up one by one. Each is sponsored by a local business and carries a crudely hand lettered sign.

After the last is blown to smithereens, the masses converge on the carnage to carry away “souvenirs.” Nothing says Easter more than shredded body parts.