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)”

Santa Ines del Monte Procession

In Antigua Guatemala, you can always tell when Holy Week dates are getting nearer. The processions are bigger, for one. Alfombras (sawdust carpets) get bigger and more elaborate. And there’s a noticeable swell in crowd numbers. Last week, I was at Santa Ines del Monte Pulciano (Santa Ines, as locals call it), to witness theContinue reading “Santa Ines del Monte Procession”

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 Santa Ines del Monte – 10th Day of Lent

Processions will be ramping up this weekend – there will be two happening on Saturday, one on Sunday. As is the custom, a vigil is held at the church where the procession is scheduled to come out of. On Wednesday, I visited tiny Los Llanos church, in Jocotenango. On Friday, a vigil was held atContinue reading “Vigil at Santa Ines del Monte – 10th Day of Lent”