15 giant carved marble sculptures exhibited during Easter

In the past, Easter (Semana Santa in Spanish) marked the start of the ´high season´ with many national tourists mainly from the capital spending a long weekend in Huaraz. The Regional Directorate for Foreign Trade and Tourism of the regional government of Ancash anticipated to Easter and announced that it will promote 15 giant sculptures carved in marble that tell the story on the ´life, passion and death´ of Jesus Christ.

A delegation of the regional government including the regional governor of Ancash, Enrique Vargas Barrenechea visited the Don Bosco Handicraft Cooperative in the district of Jangas last week to coordinate the exposition. Vargas said to believe that local, national and international tourists will undoubtedly enjoy the dedication and artwork of the artisans of Don Bosco.

Don Bosco was founded by Father Ugo de Censi who came to Peru in 1976 to preach and help the poor. During this time he decided to settle in the district of Chacas to found the Don Bosco Cooperative in 1979. The cooperation was set up to give the poor an opportunity to learn a profession and in this way to be able to support their families.

The 15 impressive statues are made by children and young people of the artisan cooperative and will be exhibited in the Huaraz cathedral on the Plaza de Armas. After Easter, these sculptures will be moved to the United States to a church in Los Angeles (USA).

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