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.
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.
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