Unique to Antigua is the tradition of “Alfombras de Acerrín,” the Carpets of Acerrín. Before the procession, every street through which a procession passes is lined with an intricately woven, colorful carpet. Though preparations for the carpets begin months in advance, the carpets are not woven until the day before the processions so that they will be laid immediately before the floats arrive. The unique festivities that mark the arrival of Semana Santa in Guatemala are the largest of any religious holiday throughout the year, and certainly a site to see. Need we mention that work and school is cancelled throughout the country this week, so we are all off enjoying the celebration?
¡Feliz Semana Santa!
Photos taken from: http://www.aroundantigua.com/