Culture, Guatemala

Images: Holy Week in Guatemala

Preparan arreglos de ramos para el dia Domingo de ramos en el atrio frontal de la  Iglesia de Nuestra Se?ora de La Merced. Foto Prensa Libre Carlos Sebastian.

Many of us in the United States are taking advantage of the warm spring weather over the long weekend. Yet, in Guatemala, during Semana Santa, or Holy Week, a huge celebration is going on all across the country and it is a popular week for tourists. According to the newspaper El Periodico, 1.5 million Guatemalans will travel this weekend and the country will receive 60,000 foreign visitors. And the tourists will have much to see with the huge processions and festivities occurring all week. Below are a few pictures to get a taste of the enormous celebrations happening in Guatemala right now:





All photos courtesy of Prensa Libre.

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