Velación [Vigil] de San Felipe de Jesús

Rudy Giron: AntiguaDailyPhoto.com &emdash; Velación de San Felipe de Jesús

As explained last year, velaciones, vigils, are a very important tradition during Lent and Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala. Velaciones are altars or shrines made for the catholic figures that later on will be on top of the floats, andas in Guatemalan Spanish, which are the nucleus of the processions. The velación shown here was set up inside the gothic church of San Felipe de Jesús.

If you have any questions about velaciones, please, leave them on the comments and I will do my best to get the correct answers as soon as possible.

Rudy Giron: AntiguaDailyPhoto.com &emdash; Velación de San Felipe de Jesús

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  • Eric

    No questions, just a comment, Rudy : i Que linda, mi gente ! Thanks for the fotos, which I find very moving. Oh, and colorful, and well-composed, as always, ja-ja-ja

    • Thanks Eric, will you be coming for this Lent or Holy Week. I’d like to see you as a cargador fully dress in the cucurucho attire.