Semana Santa at Lake Atitlán

As with my previous post, there is very little than can be accomplished by trying to describe the processions of Holy Week in Guatemala. The following processions occurred on the evening of Holy Thursday and the morning of Good Friday. I hope that this photo essay can do them justice.

Wednesday evening: the town park already decorated with fruit for Holy Week

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Does St. Peter remind anyone of the statue of Paul Bunyan in Fargo? Is it the angle? Is that sacrilegious?

Holy Thursday in San Pedro:

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These little guys approached me and Lauren in the park and spoke to us about a mile a minute in Spanish while their amused parents looked on. They even gave us flowers for our hair. Such sweethearts.

Good Friday morning in San Pedro:

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The last words of Christ

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Mini-cargadores!

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Me, Ludo, and his host “mom”

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My buddy Max

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Good Friday evening in San Juan:

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Another Judas effigy

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Running into my teachers: Teresa, Elizabeth, and Celeste

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Linda, Domingo, and I

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3 thoughts on “Semana Santa at Lake Atitlán

  1. Tanja

    Stunning! Really, with this photo-trips you inspired me to go to Latin America one day! Thank you 🙂

  2. Thanks, Tanja! I have been in the UK for three days now and (despite having a lot of fun with my best friend and her family in their new house here) am really missing Guatemala! It’s like a different universe here. My goal is to finish all my Latin America posts before embarking on my Camino trip next weekend. Thanks for the comment :).

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