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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 …

Cucuruchos and Photographers by Leonel -Nelo- Mijangos

Cucuruchos and Photographers

As shown the other day, many cucuruchos are also photographers, a trend which seems to increase as more people use mobile phone …

Antigua Holy Week Cucuruchos

Cucuruchos with their purple or violet cone-head rebes are another prominent element of Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala. Purple is worn as …

Holy Week Elements: Cucuruchos

Cucuruchos with their purple or violet cone-head dress are another prominent element of Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala. Last week, Santiago Durham asked what its the significance of the color purple or violet in the dress and banners during Semana Santa, well it took a lot of digging to find out (I turned around and asked my office coworker), but I can now tell you the purple is worn as a sign of penitence. As a matter of fact, processions are a sign of penitence as well, heck the whole Semana Santa is a penitent act.

Lenten Vistas — Photographers

Nowadays I believe there are as many photographers as cucuruchos, well maybe half or so as many cucuruchos. Of course, many cucuruchos …

Lent Vistas — Dolorosas

Lent and Holy Week are an equal opportunity events where everyone gets a chance to participate and carry the floats. Hermanas cargadoras, …

Saving Guatemalan Souls

If you pay attention to the number of missionaries in Guatemala you can only conclude that Guatemalan souls are in danger. Guatemalans …

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: Timonel

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