Holy Week: Processions

Holy Week: The Processions

It doesn’t matter if the processions in the villages and communities around La Antigua Guatemala are more authentic, more kitsch and with less finances behind them; at least once in your lifetime you must come to Antigua Guatemala to see the massive and numerous processions during the Holy Week or Semana Santa as it’s known in Spanish.

The processions in Antigua Guatemala are just breath-taking, awe and faith inspiring, and a must-see show. The processions in La Antigua Guatemala are so monumental and long that they are unique and I don’t believer there is another place in the entire world where the processions are as colossal as in Antigua Guatemala, do you? Well, perhaps, in Guatemala City (copycats). 😉

By the way, in the picture above we are only seeing the main segment of a procession which seemed to be about 8 blocks long.

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  • cool picture

  • Larry & Rosa

    Antigua is one-of-a-kind….but don’t forget Patzun for Corpus Christi in June. No huge andas but in the last few years they’ve increased the number of blocks covered by carpetas and they are amazing. The town is 96% cakchiquel and the level of faith is inspiring. See you there !

  • Larry & Rosa

    Question: We were in Antigua last month, NO parking fees ! Is this just for Semana Santa or stays in effect premanently ?

  • Blanca

    Que bonita foto, no hay mejor lugar para pasar la Semana Santa como La Antigua, casi puedo respirar el aroma de incienzo….
    Gracias.

  • Estoy de acuerdo contigo :D, “colosal” en todo el sentido de la palabra, y no digamos la fe y devoción de los antigüeños!

  • Rudy, this is one of your best pictures. My wife commented that a person can feel as though they’ve been to Antigua by spending an hour clicking through your site. Keep up the good work!

  • @jdao, thanks for the first-time and visit and your comment. You are welcome to come back as often.

    @Larry & Rosa, there is still plenty of time for Corpus Christi. I am marking my calendar now. 😉

    @Blanca, es increíble el poder de la memoria, ¿no crees? ¿Cómo podemos oler aromas con tan sólo traer las memorias al presente?

    @Andreita, /me creer qué tú ser antigüeña de corazón.

    @Mark, tell your wife that’s the idea, you browse the AntiguaDailyPhoto.Com for a while and you get to understand the town. Well, sort of. This is no touristic site, you know, there is plenty of meat here. 😉

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