Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Purple is the Colour of Easter in Guatemala

We went especially to see the Santa Semana processions in Antigua, but when we arrived in Guatemala City a week earlier, Easter was already out in full force. With a higher level of poverty in the capital, Easter was often recognized by flying purple garbage bags out the windows of run-down apartments, but in wealthier Panachel and Antigua, the purple banners were often silk or velvet.

door in Antigua during Easter Hoards of little pilgrims were often seen on the streets.
child pilgrims in Panachel, GuatemalaAl stood at the end of this brilliantly coloured sawdust ‘alfombra’, taking photos as one of the Easter Processions came swaying towards him, destroying the handmade carpet. Eventually a white-gloved policeman firmly led him off the road and out of the way…
Santa Semana Procession in Antigua, Guatemala AGUA PURA Q2.00. The pilgrims rush for liquids after their long hot march into Antigua carrying the heavy platforms.Antigua during the Santa Semana A child pilgrim (or an angel?)
child during Santa Semana, Guatemala Even these unusual flowers have obliged…
purple flower in Antigua at Easter

For more on the colour purple see: Cees Fun Foto Challenge: Purple

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