Processions

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Antigua Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala

little of our traditions of Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala.

The most awaited events during Lent and Holy Week are the processions that weave their way on the streets of Antigua.  Each procession is made up of a group of men (Los Cucuruchos) or women (Las Dolorosas) carrying a large and heavy float (anda) on their shoulders.  The andas are very large wooden platforms with statues, religious images and decorations placed on top of them.  The floats depict scenes of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  A typical processions of a float of men followed by a smaller float of women and marching band.