The Procession Season Is Officially Open

The Procession Season Is Officially Open

This entry should be called “ephemerides updates” because there several events that happened this week. On Tuesday, kids everywhere celebrated carnaval, carnival, by breaking cascarones on the heads of their peers. Next, on Wednesday, the beginning of Cuaresma, Lent, was marked by the celebration of Ash Wednesday; there were many people with an ash cross painted on their foreheads. On the very same Wednesday, there were velaciones (please help translate this word) ceremonies. Of course, with the Lent season also comes the procession season. There were small processions during the weekdays and the usual large processions on the weekend. Needless to say, it was a very busy week in La Antigua Guatemala.

Portfolio Aside: Some of my photos shown daily at AntiguaDailyPhoto sometimes find their way into magazines and newspapers. Such is the case of First Signs of Christmas which end up in page 29 of Plan Post, Das Paten-Magazin. Also, the photo Guatemalan Cuisine: Caldo de Pata was the cover for the February edition of Revue Magazine as well as other food images found cozy spaces inside the interior pages as part of the Revue special: Antigua Dining Sampler. If you want to keep up with all the places where the AntiguaDailyPhoto images show up, check the Portfolio page regularly. 😉

First Signs of Chirstmas in Plan Post Magazine Portada de Revue Magazine, febrero 2010

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  • Oxwell L’bu

    ***De Aserrín y Flores***
    Lo que es burdo desecho
    con paciencia y devoción
    se viste de colores…

    Y con la misma dedicación
    de quien pinta un cuadro
    o esculpe una imagen,
    las calles se vestirán de arte.

    Durante días se prepararan
    los materiales: aserrín de colores
    corozo, pino y las más bellas flores.

    Se trazara el área,
    se harán unos bosquejos
    y poco a poco las imágenes
    que están en el corazón
    de sus creadores darán vida
    a las alfombras multicolores.

    Hay quienes dirán tanto trabajo
    para solo un momento…
    Son los que no entienden que la
    vida se vive momento a momento.

    El Nazareno con su presencia
    bendice a un pueblo que no
    renuncia a su fe con mil matices.

    A lo lejos se devisa el anda,
    el aroma del corozo, flores
    incienso y pino evoca
    la “Semana Santa en Guatemala.”

    Oxwell L’bu