15 Photos: Stunning Holy Week Processions in Antigua
The week leading up to Easter was almost overwhelming. Each day huge processions of penitents would march through the narrow streets carrying massive wooden platforms that weight up to 7,000 pounds. Each penitent takes a turn at carrying the anda as penance for past sins.
This goes on for days but peaks in the early hours of Good Friday, when the largest procession passes through — trampling over the incredibly intricate ‘carpets’ built out of sawdust and flowers by the devout.
To view photos of the amazing carpets that these processions walk over, click HERE.