Holy Week Museum, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide

Are you visiting Antigua Guatemala and are bummed out you won’t be here for the world-famous Holy Week celebrations? No worries! The next best thing you can do to experience it is to stop by the “Museo de las Tradiciones de Semana Santa Sor Juana de Maldonado“! Which, by the way, I’ll refer to asContinue reading “Holy Week Museum, Antigua Guatemala: Visitors Guide”

Guatemala Carnival: Cascarones, Pica Pica And Parades

While shopping at the Mercado in Antigua, you might come across stands selling painted eggshells, similar to Easter eggs. These colorful eggs are known as “cascarones”. Next to the eggs, you’ll typically see bags of bright confetti (pica pica). Cascarones (eggshells) Pica pica (confetti) The eggshells are filled with confetti and their sole purpose is to beContinue reading “Guatemala Carnival: Cascarones, Pica Pica And Parades”

Antigua Guatemala Procession Schedule (2019)

Antigua Guatemala’s Lenten season and Holy Week for 2018 is already over – which is unusual since the season this year started a lot earlier than in previous years. But it’s never too early to start planning for next year! To help you plan for 2019’s season, I’m laying out the Antigua Guatemala procession schedule almostContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala Procession Schedule (2019)”

Visit to Santa Ana, Antigua Guatemala

Right off the bat, I want to apologize for not keeping up with the latest images from Antigua’s Lent season vigils and processions. Events are now coming up fast and furious as we get closer to Holy Week. I hope to catch up sometime this week. For the 24th day of Lent, I visited SantaContinue reading “Visit to Santa Ana, Antigua Guatemala”

Santa Ana Children’s Procession In Antigua Guatemala

There were two children’s procession in Antigua today. Unfortunately, I could only make it to one. A children’s procession is always a crowd favorite – almost everything is done on a miniature scale, by children, from the music to anda bearers. Children’s processions are a relatively recent development, spiking in popularity in the latter halfContinue reading “Santa Ana Children’s Procession In Antigua Guatemala”