Holy Week (Semana Santa) Processions

Published: April 25th 2011
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Ok, this entry is really just about uploading some more pictures of the colorful (and scentful) processions held here in Guatemala during holy week to re-enact the death of christ. The carpet looking things are called Alfombrahs which are made by anyone and everyone who wants to block off a street and fill it with dyed sawdust and flowers.

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This is actually from my visit to Panajachel this weekend, different town more or less the same thing
La Merced ChurchLa Merced Church
La Merced Church

A Velacion (vigil) in the La Merced Church, the biggest church here in Antigua
Escuela de CristoEscuela de Cristo
Escuela de Cristo

Another Velacion, another church
JC Strolling ByJC Strolling By
JC Strolling By

Another Antigua procession

who is carried by a bunch of little girls
Procession outside my homestayProcession outside my homestay
Procession outside my homestay

The family I´m staying with made this Alfombra
who is this?who is this?
who is this?

some guy dressed up like a captured slave, I assume this is some biblical character that I dont know. Any guesses?
JC and MaryJC and Mary
JC and Mary

strolling by again
The clean up crewThe clean up crew
The clean up crew

Might be one of my favorite pictures, cleaning up immediately behind the procession
Clean up CalvaryClean up Calvary
Clean up Calvary

Oh and they have a dozer too!
Another AlfombraAnother Alfombra
Another Alfombra

this one is nice
Who wants a bite of Jesus cake?Who wants a bite of Jesus cake?
Who wants a bite of Jesus cake?

it might taste a little bloody...

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