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Easter Week Carpets in Antigua Guatemala

The city of Antigua Guatemala leads the pack when it comes to Easter Week activities in Guatemala, with spectacular procesiones that are among the world’s most iconic.

Easter Week Schedule for 2018 Antigua Guatemala

Holly Week, according to the tradition of the Catholic Church, begins on Palm Sunday when Jesus enters Jerusalem and is received with palm leaves. The following are the dates based on the Gregorian calendar for 2018 Easter Week.

Guatemala Mayan Culture

The indigenous (Mayan) people have lived in Central America for many centuries, and Guatemala is the epicenter. They are one of the many Pre-Columbian native people of Mesoamerica. The have occupy Guatemala mostly, Yucatan Peninsula and Belize (theas last two were part of Guatemalan territory in the past).

Las Capuchinas Ruins Antigua Guatemala

This historic building was originally called "Convento e Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Zaragoza" (Convent and Church of Our Lady of Zaragoza). It was built in 1736, this temple and convent is known today as Las Capuchinas.

Easter Week in Antigua Guatemala

Throughout Guatemala, Easter Week or Semana Santa as it is called in Spanish, is celebrated as one of the most significant and festive season on every religious and social calendar.

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