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
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:
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:
The last words of Christ
Me, Ludo, and his host “mom”
My buddy Max
Good Friday evening in San Juan:
Another Judas effigy
Running into my teachers: Teresa, Elizabeth, and Celeste
Linda, Domingo, and I