Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Last week we celebrated Semana Santa or 'Holy Week' here in Guatemala. It was for sure an Easter like I've never celebrated before.  The whole week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, people were out of school and off of work. Throughout the week, friends and family bring each other a special Holy Week sweet bread.
  All over town people work hard to decorate the streets with 'carpets' out of colored sawdust or flowers.
 On Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday, there are processions of people carrying statues symbolizing the crucifixion and resurrection all throughout town.
 We ended Holy Week by having an outside church service Easter Morning, overlooking Lake Atitlan and the mountains and volcanoes.

It was a great way to celebrate Christ's death on the cross for us, and his resurrection, so that we can live for Him and with Him.

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