|Moving a Processional Statue, Holy Wednesday, Masaya Nicaragua|
|Group transporting processional figure resting along road, Holy Wednesday Masaya Nicaragua|
|Processional Figure of Jesus along road, Holy Wednesday, Masaya Nicaragua|
|Group transporting Processional Figure of Jesus, Holy Wednesday, Masaya Nicaragua|
Although this was an exotic spectacle to an outsider, for these Nicaraguan believers this was just business as usual. A figure needed to be moved, so they moved. Above all, what these photos show is the extent to which these religious images are a part of the daily lives of those who believe in them. A recent post of this blog (May 13, 2016: Person or Statue: The Complex Religious Images of Latin America) discussed this theme. Please note that the image of Jesus in the photos above is not the same image as in the May blog post.