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Holy Week Elements: Dolorosas

With this picture of the dolorosas or hermanas cargadoras, the women who carry the smaller floats of the Virgin Mary or other …

Holy Week Elements: Alfombras

The processional carpets are among the most creative and colorful elements of the Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala. In this case, …

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Holy Week Elements: Timonel

Here’s your Holy Week Spanish word for the day: Timonel The timonel is the person at the front of the processional float …

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Holy Week Elements: Cucuruchos

Purple or violet is the color of Lent and the Holy Week. Cucuruchos, bearers, wear their cone-head purple robes as a sign …

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Holy Week Elements: Tren de Aseo

As I walked the streets of the Antigua Guatemala villages I noticed the neighbours sweeping aways the carpets from Palm Sunday since …

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Guatemalan Portrait: La Abuelita

We finish this first leg of the Guatemalan Portrait with a picture of the typical Guatemalan grandmother. In Guatemala is one of …

Guatemalan Portrait: Gypsy Woman

One important aspect of the Guatemalan Portrait series is to show the rainbow of people that Guatemalans can be, although many only …

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Portrait of the Colonial Crier

Here’s your Spanish word of the day: Pregonero Basically, a pregonero is a crier. Here we see the leader of the pregoneros …

Color Palette: Blue

It’s been a while since I updated the color palette category and since there are so many house now with new paint …

Guatemalan Food: Jocón

Jocón is basically a Guatemalan tomatillo-cilantro sauce; although we use the word miltomate instead. We also have another word for cilantro in …