Antigua's Carpets of Flower
By Deb Zulawski
Blogger, artist, photographer, and soon to be expat, currently living in the Pacific Northwest.
This was the Semana Santa procession in Antigua, Guatemala. The celebration begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Good Friday. Each morning on the streets of Antigua, during that week, the locals leave their homes, with buckets of colored saw dust, flowers, grass and straw, and create a carpet of flowers. Over and over and over again they create anew. And each day the procession comes and each day the carpets are destroyed. I was told that people from all over Central America come to Antiqua for Semana Santa to see or participate in the processions.
This is the reason I love wandering when I travel, for the unexpected surprises, and this I have to say was one of those wonderful surprises that I will never ever forget.
Have you ever encountered a wonderful surprise on your travels? Have you seen this procession or something similar in another country? Please comment below.
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