Thanks to Byron Ortiz for lending his photos of Semana Santa (Holy Week), so we can get a better picture of the Holy Week Celebrations in La Antigua Guatemala.
This week we are running a mini-series: Elements of the Holy Week Celebrations in La Antigua Guatemala and its world-famous Semana Santa.
It is not a light statement when Santiago Durham says: the whole Semana Santa is a penitent act, especially for those of us who live here. Nonetheless, it is the most spectacular yearly event in Antigua Guatemala.
By the way, the original name of the town is Santiago (Saint James) de los Caballeros de Guatemala. Soon I will have a post about the disambiguation of the La Antigua Guatemala name and the reasons for it. Stay tune!
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