Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala

Holy Week, or Semana Santa, is the busiest week of the year in Antigua, Guatemala. The colonial city comes alive with visitors from all over Guatemala, and there is a slight boost in foreigner visits as well. Why? It is because of a five hundred year old tradition that takes place starting Ash Wednesday and carries on each Sunday until Holy Week, at which point it occurs daily, around the clock. What tradition is this? It is the art of creating beautiful, natural carpets, or alfombras, in the streets on the processional routes. The procesiones themselves are grand affairs, with thousands of observers and hundreds of participants. The alfombras were seen in Spain more than a thousand year

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