During Easter Week in Antigua Guatemala happens the biggest religious celebration in the region, when huge processions wind their way through the town’s streets. In Antigua Guatemala, this week is expected not only by the tourist but also by the locals. The most relevant activities during this time are religious activities like processions, carpets (alfombras), and vigils (vigilias).
Everybody adorn the streets with easter week carpets using colored sawdust, flowers, fruit, flowers, vegetables and other materials making spectacular designs for the procession to pass over. The processions are of a religious theme depicting the last days of Christ.
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Some alfombras get a little 3D, like this Parrot made from fruit.