Let Lent Begin in Antigua Guatemala

Rudy Giron: AntiguaDailyPhoto.com &emdash; Ash Wednesday in Antigua Guatemala

With the Ash Wednesday religious ceremony begins the 40-day period known in Spanish as Cuaresma, Lent, which ends with Semana Santa, Holy Week, by far the most affluent event in Antigua Guatemala. I read in Prensa Libre, Guatemala’s main newspaper, that one million and a half are expected to visit Antigua Guatemala during the Lent/Holy Week; that does not seem as much until you consider Antigua Guatemala has a population of about 30,000.

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