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The End of the 2017 Holy Week






Domingo de resurrección or Easter Sunday marks the end of the Holy Week. We wave goodbye to the processions, the carpets and …




Mirada de Cucurucho © Rudy Giron

Cucurucho’s Look






Here’s one last picture from the Semana Santa. In this case, I got really close to a cucurucho, a teenager really, to …




Holy Week Vistas: Processions






It is such impressive vista these massive floats, andas in Spanish, being carried by 80 to 100 cucuruchos through the different streets …




Holy Week Elements: Dolorosas






With this picture of the dolorosas or hermanas cargadoras, the women who carry the smaller floats of the Virgin Mary or other …




Holy Week Elements: Alfombras






The processional carpets are among the most creative and colorful elements of the Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala. In this case, …




Holy Week Elements: Timonel






Here’s your Holy Week Spanish word for the day: Timonel The timonel is the person at the front of the processional float …