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Boys Procession in Antigua Guatemala by Rudy Giron

Boys Procession in Antigua Guatemala






Lent processions are for everyone, men, women, boys and girls. Some processions have floats for everybody, but other times the processional floats …




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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: Timonel






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




Cuaresma 2011 Procesión de Santa Ana by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Antigua Lent Processions: Santa Ana






We continue our series Antigua Lent Processions thanks to the wonderful imagery of our friend and collaborator Leonel [Nelo] Mijangos who has …




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Holy Week Generations






Slowly, but surely the love, devotion and passion for the world famous Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala are being passed on to …




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Lent’s First Sunday Procession






Sunday was such a great day in La Antigua Guatemala; nice weather conditions and a wonderful atmosphere all around town with people …




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The Procession Season Is Officially Open






This entry should be called “ephemerides updates” because there several events that happened this week. On Tuesday, kids everywhere celebrated carnaval, carnival, …




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Holy Week: The Float’s Pilot






Interestingly enough, Erick was commenting yesterday how impressive was to see the massive float make a U-turn as he was watching the …




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Holy Week Precessional Music






The Holy Week in Guatemala is a full five senses overwhelming experience. As you follow the processions all five senses are bombarded …




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Underneath a Holy Week Float in La Antigua Guatemala






So much mumble jumble to present the underneath view of a Holy Week float in one of the villages of La Antigua Guatemala. Andas (floats) are not only the affair of cucuruchos, women also participate; and sometimes even chuchos (street dogs) get involved in the penitent act of carrying the heavy float! 😉







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Small Procession in San Pedro Las Huertas






Processions are majestic, huge and long in La Antigua Guatemala. You can browse the Processions category to get an idea of the size of the processions in La Antigua Guatemala. There are smaller and more humble processions in the villages and small communities surrounding La Antigua Guatemala. This year, I will try to focus more in the Holy Week celebrations and processions in the villages where you can still observe the fervor, regardless of the size, for all these Catholic rituals. The photo above was taken in the village of San Pedro Las Huertas, while the procession made a pit stop or parada as they are known in Spanish. Well, I think that is the name, maybe somebody more knowledgeable in Catholic rituals can provide the actual name for the stops the processions make every so often at specific spots.