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What’s everybody watching?






The most creative response would receive a photo post card mailed to your home or office. Happy Hunger Games! And may the …




Typical Vista from Antigua Guatemala by Rudy Giron

Typical Vista from Antigua Guatemala






My commitment has always been to bring you typical quotidian stamps from Antigua Guatemala. Unfortunately our beautiful enchanting little town also happens …




Enjoying a day sans rain by Rudy Girón

Enjoying a day sans rain






Thursday was an unusually hot and humid day without rain and people took the opportunity to spend it outside, many in Antigua …




Antigua Holy Week Various Vistas by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigua Holy Week Various Vistas






Sábado de Gloria is a quieter day with only small processions carried by women known as Las Dolorosas (The Grief or Suffering …




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Holy Week: The Crowds






Oh yes, I had also forgotten to mention the superabundant crowds that you will find in La Antigua Guatemala during the Holy …




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YO-YO: The Inauguration






This is what the inauguration of the YO-YO: retratos y autoretratos the photo exhibit looked like inside the Sala Marco Augusto Quiroa …




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Un poco de todo…






Un poco de todo or A little of everything could be the most appropriate description for La Antigua Guatemala’s Central Park. Interestingly enough, we call it central park or El Parque Central although its official name is La Plaza Mayor (The Main Plaza).







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Umbrella Time is Now Officially Over






Okay with this last photo of people carrying umbrellas we can now declare the rainy season of 2007 officially over. Okay everyone, you are welcome to the most beautiful weather in La Antigua Guatemala; come on over now!







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Guatemalan Fair: The Church and its Saint






Almost all town fairs and festivities are around the town’s patron, in this case is San Pedro Las Huertas, which by the way, means Saint Peter of the vegetable gardens. Since Guatemala was a catholic country for the last 500 years or so and the Mesoamerican indigenous people absorbed and mixed the catholic rituals and traditions with their own religious beliefs and traditions, most Guatemalan towns have a Spanish catholic first name and often an indigenous last name (otherwise known as the original name). For example, Santo Domingo Xenacoj, which means the original name of the town was Xenacoj, and the town was re-christen with Santo Domingo. Now with the above information, we now know that a town’s fair happens once-a-year on the town’s catholic patron. For San Pedro Las Huertas the date is June 29th and for La Antigua Guatemala is July 25th because the city used to be called The Very Noble and Very Loyal City of Saint James of the Lords of Guatemala, as mentioned by Manolo a few days ago. And some of you thought La Antigua Guatemala was already a very long name; try explaining to your friends and relatives that you are planning a vacation to The Very Noble and Very Loyal City of Saint James of the Lords of Guatemala.