Just as cucuruchos and processions are the staple imagery of Lent and Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala, so are the photographers who arrive for this very special time of the year. Who can blame them for trying to capture colorful and dramatic images of the largest Lenten celebration in the world. And just when you think antigüeños can not make processions and carpets any bigger because of the narrow streets of Antigua Guatemala, they find a way. Soon, I am sure, hermandades (brotherhoods) will create floats that can accommodate 150 cucuruchos (carriers) or more through hinges. There will be over 50 activities for these 40 days of Lent.
Have you experienced Lent or the Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala?
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