It was a “Good Friday” (Evening) in La Antigua

After a few hours of walking around and craziness, I decided I needed a break. I stopped at one of my favorite little coffee shops (Cafe El Portal)  and enjoyed some delicious refreshments!

Two of my three favorite things in the world. The only thing missing was my dear sweetheart Katterine! Still the best Q37 I spent all week though. :)

Two of my three favorite things in the world. The only thing missing was my dear sweetheart Katterine! Still the best Q37 I spent all week though. 🙂

Feeling revitalized, I stopped to see what was happening in the Central Park, as a large crowd had gathered.

Even more revived from the sweet melodies ringing through the air, I looked at my pamphlet and tried to find where the procession had gone. It actually wasn’t overly difficult to find it because people were flocking to where it was going. I just followed the crowd and stuck to less busy streets until I found it (enjoying beautiful street art along the way).

I finally found a street that was just moments ahead of the procession! I set up shop, grabbed a snack from the tienda on the corner and prepared to take more pictures!

Look at all these neat little floats! The big floats were just around the corner!

It was starting to get late at this point, so I decided to head back to the park and enjoy some delicious food. From the pamphlets, the procession would conclude where it started, so I just had to wait for it to come to me. See next post: It was a “Good Friday” (Night) in La Antigua

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It was a “Good Friday” (Night) in La Antigua

The variety of food and fresh fruit available around the central park is overly abundant. I was trying a little bit of everything from mangoes with chili lime seasoning to empanadas. The food is one of my favorite things about living in Guatemala!

Having a full belly and happy heart, I move to a decent spot in front of the Cathedral to view the finale of the procession. There was a good hour of waiting around but at about 8:30pm, it had finally arrived! (apologies in advance as my camera does not take very good night photos. If only I have my camera with a f1.4 lens… haaay, sometime soon)

Here are all the floats depicting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ

The big floats followed, heading to the cathedral to complete the procession.

There was still a lot of activity happening at 10 pm when I left home but my camera had long since expired. It took me about 20 minutes extra to get through the crowd to the road that leads to my house. But I wouldn’t have traded this experience for anything!

On Easter Sunday, I hear the streets are littered with flower petals. I will check it out and keep you all posted! (:

Que tenga un buen día!