The Children of Semana Santa – Antigua, Guatemala

2018-03-26T17:35:24+00:00May 10, 2011   ||   Posted in: Guatemala - , ||   11 Comments
This post is part 5 of 6 in the series Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala

One of the things that makes the Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala so special is that everyone participates including the children, who were especially fun to watch.

Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala

Children keeping it cool during Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala.

The children of Semana Santa

During the week-long Easter celebration in Antigua (the largest in the Americas) we saw costumed children walking with their parents in solemn processions meant to tell the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. We saw wide-eyed children watching processions from the sidewalks and roof tops. We saw children helping their families create temporary street carpets called alfombras. We even saw children carrying  wooden floats that are the center pieces of the processions.

Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala children

Children take part in special kids’ parades during Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala.

Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala children

Children take part in special kids’ parades during Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala.

Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala children

Children observing the festivities during Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala.

Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala children

A child swings an incense burner during Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala.

Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala children

Children carry smaller floats in special kids’ parades during Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala.

Semana Santa celebrations in Antigua, Guatemala children

One of the many children of Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala.

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11 Comments

  1. Angell February 14, 2012 at 1:38 am - Reply

    I like the Semana Santa celebration in this country. It was very solemn and kids participate in this kind of celebration. I wish kids really know the true meaning of that celebration.

  2. Ali April 4, 2012 at 10:03 am - Reply

    They are adorable!

  3. Justin April 4, 2012 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Love the tradition. And love keeping the kids involved at such a high level. Can’t wait to see events like this.

  4. Laura April 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Beautiful tradition kept alive by beautiful kids.

  5. Caanan April 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    I will look past the religious aspects of this simply because there is a little kid dressed as a Roman. Absolutely adorable.

  6. Pamela April 4, 2012 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Children really bring a place to life. I love all the smiles.

  7. Angela April 5, 2012 at 1:52 am - Reply

    Lovely photos, Semana Santa celebrations are always very evocative.

  8. Jarmo April 8, 2012 at 4:33 am - Reply

    Great photos! Love it that most of the kids always seem to be smiling, looks like they are enjoying themselves.

  9. Don Faust April 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Very nice photos – I love all the dressed up kids!

  10. Mary May 16, 2012 at 9:57 am - Reply

    I love the children’s little smiles – so cute! Beautiful photos.

  11. So bummed we missed the kids part of the celebration. Both my husband and son got very sick on the Friday night. I made it out a few times though. It’s a fabulous celebration right?
    https://travelwithbender.com/travel-blog/guatemala/semana-santa-antigua/

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