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Boys show their ash crosses for Ash Wednesday

Let Lent Begin

Here’s your Guatemalan illustrated Spanish word of the day: Miércoles de ceniza for Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, …

The Creation of Alfombras BY RUDY GIRON

The Creation of Alfombras

Today’s photographs were made while I was teaching a street photography workshop during Easter & Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala. Take home …

Semana Santa Comfort Food: Garnachas BY RUDY GIRON

Semana Santa Comfort Food: Garnachas

Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala offers so many comfort foods, such as garnachas, a street food originally from Xelajú [Quetzaltenango]. Today’s portrait …

Pizza for the masses during Lent BY RUDY GIRON

Pizza for the masses during Lent

For better or worse, pizza has carved a niche among the street food offerings found during Cuaresma [Lent] and Semana Santa [Holy …

Ash Wednesday in Antigua Guatemala BY RUDY GIRON

Lent Season Has Began

Here’s your illustrated Guatemalan Spanish phrase of the day: Miércoles de ceniza for Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent …

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 …

Lenten Vistas — Purple Banners

Another typical vista during Lent is the purple banners and bands that adorn many houses and business doorways and windows. Palacio de …

Lenten Vistas — Carpets

Here’s your illustrated Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: Alfombras procesionales for processional carpets. To look at the Lenten processional carpets you …

Lenten Vistas — Floats and Wires

If you follow the Lenten processions through the northwest part of Antigua Guatemala you will invariable come across images of floats trying …