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Beginning of Lent in Antigua Guatemala

Beginning of Lent in Antigua Guatemala

| February 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

The first Sunday after the first full moon of spring is Easter, this year on March 27. Count back seven Wednesdays to mark the beginning of the 40-day period of Lent on the Christian calendar. It is Ash Wednesday, and the date in 2005 is February 9. In La Antigua Guatemala this means the beginning […]

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Holy Week Procession Schedule for Antigua Guatemala

Holy Week Procession Schedule for Antigua Guatemala

| April 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

April 1 — Palm Sunday: Procession of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced church. April 2 — Holy Monday: Vigil of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced church. April 3 — Holy Tuesday: Vigil of Jesús Nazareno del Perdón, San Francisco El Grande church. April 4 — Holy Wednesday: Vigil of Señor Sepultado, […]

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Holy Week in Guatemala City

Holy Week in Guatemala City

| April 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Eny Roland Hernández

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Holy Week 2010, Antigua Main Processions — Semana Santa

| March 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

March 28 — Palm Sunday, 11am: Procession of Jesús Nazareno from La Merced Church. March 29 — Holy Monday: Holy Vigil of Jesús Nazareno de La Merced, La Merced Church. March 30 — Holy Tuesday: Holy Vigil of Jesús Nazareno del Perdón, San Francisco El Grande Church. March 31 — Holy Wednesday: Holy Vigil of […]

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Holy Week Vistas

Holy Week Vistas

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Holy Week Vistas by Nelo Mijangos

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Cuaresma or Lent Vistas

Cuaresma or Lent Vistas

| March 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Cuaresma/Lent Vistas by Rudy Girón/AntiguaDailyPhoto.com

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Sensuous Guatemala: Semana Santa

Sensuous Guatemala: Semana Santa

| April 1, 2009 | 2 Comments

Colorful carpets, thumping bands, pungent odors, rich tastes, thick crowds—through the Lenten season, into Palm Sunday and Semana Santa, Holy Week, all five senses are overwhelmed in every Guatemalan city and village, but nowhere more than in La Antigua Guatemala with its colonial traditions and frequent processions. Intricate floral designs, forming colorful alfombras, carpets, are […]

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Holy Week in Quetzaltenango

Holy Week in Quetzaltenango

| April 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

Colorful and solemn processions will traverse many streets in Central America during Semana Santa (Holy Week) with La Antigua Guatemala’s commemoration of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection among the most elaborate in the World. Each church has its own procession featuring a massive float (anda) carried on the shoulders of as many as 80 colorfully-robed church […]

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Semana Santa on the Lake: San Pedro La Laguna

Semana Santa on the Lake: San Pedro La Laguna

| April 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

written by Ana Flinder Semana Santa is undoubtedly the most festive week of the year in Guatemala, celebrated with the most pomp and grandeur in La Antigua, and with deeply traditional ceremonies and indigenous style in Santiago Atitlán. Both of these destinations require advanced bookings for lodging but are not the only places to experience a […]

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Semana Santa on the Lake: Santiago Atitlán

Semana Santa on the Lake: Santiago Atitlán

| April 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

written by Ana Flinder Those of you who have your place to stay in La Antigua Guatemala for Semana Santa are sure to enjoy what is known as the second-biggest and most spectacular Semana Santa celebration in the world. (Second only to Sevilla, Spain, so they say.) And you know who you are. Because they […]

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Semana Santa in El Salvador

Semana Santa in El Salvador

| April 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

PHOTO OP by Lena Johannessen

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