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The procession crosses the plaza at a great lick heading for the street which is the central axis of the town. Jesus, bearing his cross, keeps his station to the north, while the Virgin occupies the southern end of the street — the direction associated with the underworld and the place where life is reborn.

The drum and flute, whose tunes accompany all public ceremonies, lead the procession of the statues, picking up speed as they leave the church.