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”

Jocotenago Guatemala Vigil – 17th Day of Lent

After last week’s visit to Jocotenango’s Lent vigil, it took some effort to get off the couch and trek back to catch another vigil. Not only was the last vigil somewhat underwhelming, but there even seemed to be very little interest by the locals to see it. The town’s name, Jocotenango means “land of jocotes,”Continue reading “Jocotenago Guatemala Vigil – 17th Day of Lent”

Vigil at Jocotenango, Guatemala – 11th Day of Lent

I’m always a bit apprehensive about visiting Jocotenango. A working-class suburb on the outskirts of Antigua, Jocotenango doesn’t have the best reputation as a safe place to be out and about in. As it happens, Jocotenango is still trying to shed its reputation as an unsafe place. Home to seedy bars, brothels and gang warfare,Continue reading “Vigil at Jocotenango, Guatemala – 11th Day of Lent”

Antigua Guatemala Procession Wallpaper Calendar

March’s¬†desktop wallpaper calendars are now available for download! Lent marks the start of tourist season in Guatemala, especially in Antigua. And with good reason, as the picture shows below. With its processions and sawdust carpets, Antigua fills with color in a way that’s famous all over the world. Enjoy!¬†Instructions on how to download below. ***ForContinue reading “Antigua Guatemala Procession Wallpaper Calendar”

Vigil at Cuasi Parroquia Los Llanos – 8th Day of Lent

Today’s vigil was at Los Llanos, inside Cuasi Parroquia del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, a hamlet north of Jocotenango – the latter a busy town immediately north of Antigua. I’d never visited the town before – had no reason to until I decided to catch as many vigils and processions as possible. The town isContinue reading “Vigil at Cuasi Parroquia Los Llanos – 8th Day of Lent”