Lent Vistas — Street Portrait of Cucurucho

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Street Portraits — Cucurucho Wicho Berdúo Rivas

Violet or purple and black are the colours of Lent and the Holy Week. Cucuruchos, bearers, wear their cone-head purple robes as a sign of penitence. Not only Cucuruchos have to observe penitence for the Lent (Cuaresma) and the Holy Week (Semana Santa), but they also have to pay if they want to get a chance to carry the enormous floats, known here as andas.

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