IN THE WORLD, there is no better place to be than Antigua, Guatemala for Semana Santa (Holy Week)! You cannot step more than a few feet in Antigua during this time without seeing an alfombra (spectacular carpets made of flowers and colored sawdust) which adorn every single cobble-stoned street here.


You have to be sure to snap your photos when you see the alfombras, because it is not long before one of Antigua’s many processions comes along and tramples them underfoot, as is the custom.


Antigua’s Semana Santa is the most spectacular celebration of Holy Week on the planet. Tourists from around the world converge on Antigua (quadrupiling its population for a week) to see this amazing, one-of-a-kind celebration of Jesus Christ‘s crucifixion and resurrection.

  Alfombras of Semana Santa - Antigua, Guatemala 2010

Feliz Semana Santa!!

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