Brightly Colored Carpets of Sawdust and Flowers for Easter in Guatemala Part 3 of 3

The Easter procession from the Catholic church in San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala.  Start with the first photo essay. Click on any photo to enlarge and begin slide show.

Hot-Coals-for-incense

The hot coals are readied for the copal incense used on the parade route.

Alter-Boys-in-church

Alter boys getting ready before the Easter procession.

Ancient drum in Mayan Easter

This drum was used all along the Easter procession.

Mother Mary is carried out of the church.

Mother Mary is carried out of the church.

Mary carried by young ladies of San Pedro La Laguna at Lake Atitlan.

Mary carried by young ladies of San Pedro La Laguna at Lake Atitlan.

 

Girls-wait-for-Mary

The young women gather waiting for their processional float.

Catholic nun observes the young ladies as they head towards the street with the Virgin Mary.

Catholic nun observes the young ladies as they head towards the street with the Virgin Mary.

 

Old-help-new-generation

A man dressed in traditional Tz'utujil clothing helps the newest generation with the copal incense.

Young ladies of San Pedro carry the Virgin Mary.

Tzutujil men of San Pedro carry Jesus

The young men carrying Jesus with the San Pedro Volcano in the background. The groups carrying these floats hand them off to other groups along the processional route.

Drum Leads the Easter parade.

The drum leads the first float with the Cross on it over the alfombra.

Young-ladies-in-fron-of-salon

A group of young ladies waiting for their turn to carry the Virgin Mary.

Ladies-with-Girl-behind-Mary

The older ladies in traditional shawls pass on the traditions to a younger generation.

Boy-carries-Jesus

Young boy helping with the Jesus float.

Jesus-under-Nariz

Jesus under La Nariz in San Pedro as the Easter parade goes by.

Jesus-followed-by-Mary

The angels lead Jesus followed by Mary on the route.

Jesus heads on down the street.

Jesus heads on down the street.

Mary follows Jesus on Easter

Mary under La Nariz in San Pedro, Guatemala.

Easter Bonnet

A pretty Easter bonnet.

More senior Tz'utujil ladies of the church following Mary.

More senior Tz'utujil ladies of the church following Mary.

A band singing gospel songs.

A band singing gospel songs.

 
The cross heads down the street of San Pedro La Laguna

The cross heads down the street of San Pedro La Laguna.

The Church band passes by

The Church band passes.

Children racing to gather the sawdust after the procession passes.

Children racing to gather the sawdust after the procession passes.

A Tz'utujil elder in a crowd on Easter

A Tz'utujil elder in a crowd on Easter.

The End

The End.


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