The San Bartolo procession is among the biggest from the Antigua Lent Processions series. In fact, I remember publishing in previous years that San Bartolo and San Felipe procession were the biggest of all the procession in Guatemala. So, I will split the all the photos in two days.
When we started the Antigua Lent Processions series I mentioned that processions leave the church on Sunday around mid-day and heads over to La Antigua Guatemala takes a winding route all around Antigua for about 12 hours. This means that at least half of time the processions are on the streets is night time and that’s what we want to share with you today.
By the way, tomorrow is Palm Sunday, which basically means we are already on Semana Santa.
Come back tomorrow to see the second half of the San Bartolo procession which will include some new perspectives and angles.
All photos by Leonel [Nelo] Mijangos
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