The Easter season in Antigua Guatemala begins with Ash Wednesday. In 2104, Ash Wed. falls on March 5th.
The Cuaresma (Lent) period which leads into Semana Santa (Holy Week) begins every year with Miércoles de ceniza (Ash Wednesday) and Ends with Easter Sunday (Pascua, or domingo de Resurrección).Read More
I only need to look out at my back garden to see the wonders of nature. My sister, when visiting me one time way back in 2004, planted a small 12″ baby banana tree. The species was actually a “dwarf” […]Read More
The idea of the La quema del diablo celebration was to get rid of the devil, the bad spirits, the bad vibes and anything negative that may interfere with the celebrations of Nacimientos (Nativity Scenes), Posadas (Quest for Shelter ) and the Christmas season which officially begins with the Feast for the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th.Read More
The procession starts with a few people in the early evening and along the route, more and more people join until a large crowd is walking together through the streets seeking shelter. People carry lanterns or candles protected by colorful cellophane and sing traditional songs while knocking on doors requesting entrance – much like Mary and Joseph did.Read More