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La Merced Church  
   

La Merced Church

A Velacion (vigil) in the La Merced Church, the biggest church here in Antigua
Holy Week (Semana Santa) Processions

April 21st 2011
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. ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala » Capital Region » Antigua

Guatemalan Flag The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
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