Semana Santa In Guatemala

November 30, 2008 by  
Filed under Semana Santa Around the World

Many towns and villages celebrate Semana Santa at Easter time. But no town celebrates it quite like Antigua, Guatemala. Holy Week is full of solemn activities that replicate the Passion and Crucifixion of Christ. The entire city participates in this yearly event, from the very young to the very old. Hundreds of locals dress in violet robes to accompany daily processions in remembrance of the crucifixion. Additionally, thousands of visitors from all over the world flood Antigua to witness the dramatic processions and observe this somber, religious ritual.


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  1. EDGAR on Sat, 20th Feb 2010 11:48 am 


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