15 Photos: Stunning Holy Week Processions in Antigua

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Photos: 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.

 

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

Photos: Holy Week Processions in Antigua

To view photos of the amazing carpets that these processions walk over, click HERE.

8 comments on “15 Photos: Stunning Holy Week Processions in Antigua

  1. This is too beautiful, it gives me goose bumps.
    I wish I was there :)

  2. al dennis on said:

    You are getting better and better at photography. Looks like you fell into a photographers goldmine on his one. I like the row of black shirts the best. Al

  3. beautiful.

  4. Great photos! I have to agree with al dennis. Looks like you fell into a photographers goldmine.

  5. How was it at night, did the festivities get too crazy? The hoods are kinda creepy and I may want to head inside.

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