In Guatemala, processions are held for the celebration of Lent and Holy Week. Colorful carpets are designed representing folk and religious figures, made with sawdust, corozo flower, roses, palm leaves and other organic materials. On these rugs pass the processions that are carried by men and women dressed in “cucuruchos,” that represent the penitents. The […]
In a procession there are several symbols that are intended to move us to a different time period. The Romans with their costumes, the horses and banners; and as in a parade, all march in two rows on both sides of the streets. With a banner in the middle with the acronym SPQR: “Senatus Populusque […]
Third Week of Lent On Friday, March 17, the third Friday of Lent is celebrated, North of La Antigua in the municipality of Jocotenango in the Parish of Our Lady of La Asunción. In this parish, the consecrated image of Jesús of Nazareth “El Dulce Rabí” and the Virgin of Dolores “Dulce Madre de Jocotenango” […]
Friday March 3, is the day when the Holy Vigil of the image of Jesús Nazareno de la Salvación in Santa Catarina Bobadilla – where a procession will take place on Sunday the 5th.The Nazarene of Santa Catarina Bobadilla was named Patron Jurado of La Antigua in 2009. The image was carved – just for […]
THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT IS CELEBRATED ONCE, AND THE OLD GUATEMALA HAD LIVE THERE.