DaySpring Emmaus of Southern Indiana
Monday, December 18, 2017

What is DeColores?

What is DeColores?

DeColores is a Spanish word that literally translated means "of colors" or "all in colors".

It is felt that DeColores came about when a bus load of people in Spain broke down, and these people had to walk something like 20 miles.  DeColores was a Spanish folk song long before the beginning of the Walk to Emmuas movement.   When the bus broke down, everyone sang to pass the time and this was one of the songs that they sang over and over and they kept making up new verses as they walked along (90+ versus are known to exist).
1 Chronicles 16:23-24

23Sing to the LORD, all the earth;

proclaim his salvation day after day.

24 Declare his glory among the nations,

his marvelous deeds among all peoples.
Why the rooster image?

Traditionally, the rooster symbolizes Christ's resurrection by rising early in the morning.  DeColores is from the Spanish song of the same name that speaks of the "many colors of God's love".