Cuaresma (Lent) First Sunday Procession from Santa Catarina de Bobadilla
photos by Lois and Don Porter

The village of Santa Catarina Bobadilla is 3 or 4 Km. outside of Antigua, along the road to Santa Maria de Jesus. The first Sunday of Lent, they celebrate with a spectacular procession, lasting 10 hours. We rode a regular bus out to the village Sunday morning and observed the activities in preparation. Then we caught the last bus back to Antigua, and watched the procession from several vantage points. As this is an early procession, the carpet-making was largely restricted to the village of origin.

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See explanation of Cuaresma here.

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