Slideshow: Holy Week 2012 in Antigua Guatemala

Stamps of Holy Week 2012 in Antigua Guatemala by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

The traditions of Guatemala are kept alive by the faith and fervor of the people and that’s exactly what Nelo wanted to show with this slide show. People fully committed to their passion, believes and faith. People participating in all aspects of the Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala, the largest manifestation of its kind in the world.

Nelo shared with me an interesting trivia: the only reason they don’t build bigger processional floats, andas precesionales, is because they can not turn in the narrow streets of La Antigua Guatemala. Of course, as Eric would say, where there’s a will, Guatemalans will find a way… so, stay tune.

In the meantime, enjoy the Semana Santa slide show that Nelo has prepared for us and if you’re looking for additional photos and in-depth information about the world famous Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala, take a tour through the Holy Week and Lent categories.

Come on everyone, let’s give Nelo an up-standing ovation for having shared with us his marvelous and unique perspective on the Holy Week in our beloved Antigua Guatemala.

All photos for this entry by Leonel [Nelo] Mijangos

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  • Jb3ll3travels

    Nelo is a super star and a phenomenal ambassador for the city of Antigua and for photography.  Many, many thanks. 

  • El Canche

    Colours; spectacular angles, faces of hope and wonder; faces engrained with the harshness of life; faces caught unawares; cameos of real life; of rituals and spiritual practices…..all pointing towards the uniqueness and spectacle that is La Antigua Guatemela!
    Nelo you have done a wonderful job; and thanks to Rudy for knowing who to trust in his absence. Antigua has a great debt of gratitude to the ADP Team!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Nelomh Nelo Mijangos

    thanks Jb3ll3travels, i’m just an “antigüeño” that loves Antigua and loves to show it to others. Very glad you liked my photos.

    Canche i own you the great laugh with the picture of @nidianikis. Thanks by your comment that is the best complement for my photos and makes that the walks and the long nights have worth it.

    As always thanks to @rudygiron to allow me show these photos to all the ADP Followers.

  • Eric

    Incredible job, Nelo.  Sorry, I have been so busy; I am just getting to view these images now.  But, very well done, as always.  I can smell the incence, ocote, and fresh tortillas in the air !  Ja-ja!