Guatemala: Semana Santa in Antigua – Day 1

Semana Santa (Holy or Easter Week) is celebrated with fervor in Antigua like nowhere else on earth. Spectacular processions walk all around town and religious costumed performances are held everywhere. Thousands and thousands of people flock to Antigua from all over the world. Each procession follows an all-day route around the cobblestone streets of the city and consists of main float with Jesus carried by men, an orchestra, and a Virgin Mary carried by women, with hundreds of paraders dressed in robes along the way. It’s a spectacular sight and must see!