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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 …




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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 …




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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, …




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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 …




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Holy Week Elements: Cucuruchos






Purple or violet is the color of Lent and the Holy Week. Cucuruchos, bearers, wear their cone-head purple robes as a sign …




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Holy Week Elements: Tren de Aseo






As I walked the streets of the Antigua Guatemala villages I noticed the neighbours sweeping aways the carpets from Palm Sunday since …