During the week of October 10th-14th, Peruvians and Ecuadorians will take part in a pilgrimage in Ayabaca in honor of a famous legend.
Ayabaca is a town in the north of Peru, just before the border of Ecuador. An old legend that centers around the town sparks this famous pilgrimage every year.
The legend says that a Spanish priest, García Guerero of Ayabaca, wanted to create an image of Christ into a tree trunk. Three men came to him and volunteered for the job, but they wanted to do it in secret, with no one watching.