Every Good Friday, thousands line the streets of Quito's Centro Historico, while hundreds (or more) parade in purple for over 3 hours in the Procesion de Jesus del Gran Poder. Some carry crosses, helped along by friends. Others, drag chains from their feet. Others still, drape their body in barbed wire. Faith can be eerie but beautiful.
After, stay in the area and get a lunch of Quito's famous Fanesca Soup, only made and served during Easter.