Waiting for a Procession during Holy Week in Angitua, Guatemala

Holy Week (Semana Santa) is the biggest festival of the year in Antigua, Guatemala. The events culminate in Good Friday (Viernes Santo) when families and communities work together for hours and hours to make sawdust carpets (alfombras) like the one pictured above. However, the life of these carpets is short-lived; once the procession walks over, it is destroyed forever. Hundreds of people participate in the processions - from boys carrying banners to men shouldering the weight of huge floats. The event takes over the whole town.

Taken by Dan and Audrey on their journey around the world.

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Copyright: Audrey Scott And Daniel Noll
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8192x4096
Taken: 10/04/2009
Uploaded: 15/04/2009
Updated: 01/03/2015


Tags: holy week; antigua; guatemala; semana santa; good friday; viernes santo; procession; carpet; alfombra; easter
  • H.J.Weber 11 months ago
    Hello, great pano and the story about the sawdust carpet is very interesting and I have never heard about that habit. Best greetings from Bavaria!
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