Happy Easter

Happy Easter

What are your favorite Easter traditions? Do you dye eggs or host and Easter egg hunt? Does the Easter bunny visit your house? In Guatemala, Easter is a holiday that comes with exciting traditions and activities. Festivities happen throughout the week leading up to Easter Sunday - Holy Week, or Semana Santa.

One of the most beautiful traditions is the art of creating carpets out of dyed sawdust, flowers, and other organic materials. Many of these carpets are laid on the paths of daily processions. This tradition goes back many generations, and this is a holiday activity that many look forward to each year.

Here is a picture of the carpet laid in front of the Iglesia San Francisco in Panajachel, Guatemala. 

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