Every first Friday of Lent in Antigua Guatemala calls vigils, one of the most beautiful and authentic religious expression and religious folk art that is currently underway in Guatemala.
The vigils are the preamble or preparation of Lenten processions, and are designed to expose the cult and veneration, the image will appear in the procession. During a vigil, the faithful come to the temple to accompany the image, praying and asking you, such as if it were a vigil mortual, or a visit from consideration, “we accompany Jesus in his sentence”, they say the old ladies in Antigua, accompany the image of Jesus or the Virgin Mary in the church a good part of the night.
The vigils antigüeñas are armed in front of churches and are a kind of elaborate theatrical productions and installations by artists altareros. Its purpose is didactic, as they seek to spread a religious message about the life or passion of Christ or the Virgin. They belong to the Lenten chapín ephemeral folk art, similar in kind, home altars and carpets of flowers and sawdust that are performed on the streets as devotional offerings
Ists not so late you can come and have this beautifil experience and Continental spanish School can help you to organize this trip for you.