Easter Sunday and Burning of the Judases

By Jesús Aguado

On Resurrection Sunday at noon, evil ends in flames when dozens of figures made of papier mâché and cardboard, symbolizing evil, are burned in front of the old City Hall building, across from the Jardín Principal.

The dolls are called Judases in remembrance of Judas’s betrayal by delivering his master into the hands of His enemies. This is how Catholics burn evil and end it. During this event, it is common to see the effigies of bad public servants, citizens, and others who are a danger to the city, the state, and the country symbolically destroyed. This is a way to end with them and start a new life with Jesus’s resurrection.


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