San Jose Cathedral and Santa Catarina Bobadilla Vigil – 3rd Day of Lent

For the third day of Lent, my task was to visit the vigils at San Jose Cathedral – once the biggest church in the city during colonial times, and at Santa Catarina Bobadilla, a hamlet on the outskirts of Antigua with a church so tiny it would easily fit inside the courtyard of some ofContinue reading “San Jose Cathedral and Santa Catarina Bobadilla Vigil – 3rd Day of Lent”

What Are Velaciones (Vigils) During Lent Season in Antigua Guatemala?

This month, I’ve set for myself what I think is a crazy goal. I’ll be documenting every procession, vigil and interesting event happening in and around Antigua this Lent season, as listed on the events calendar on this year’s Antigua Pocket Guide. Will I make it to every event? I sure hope so. I almostContinue reading “What Are Velaciones (Vigils) During Lent Season in Antigua Guatemala?”

Guide To New Year’s Eve in Antigua Guatemala

Even though I’ve been in and out of Guatemala for the better part of almost three years, there are traditions I’ve never encountered before and some which I still don’t fully understand. As part of Antigua’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, there were two such events I was looking forward to watching: The┬áBaile┬áde Moros y CristianosContinue reading “Guide To New Year’s Eve in Antigua Guatemala”