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Celebrating Semana Santa in Guatemala

Posted by on March 31, 2015

Semana Santa, also known as the Holy Week leading up to Easter, is celebrated each year in Guatemala with processions, parades, and alfombras—traditional ‘carpets’ made out of sawdust, fruits, flowers, and vegetables in the streets where processions will soon pass. In Guatemala, Semana Santa exists as a fusion between Catholicism and Maya culture–a truly rich and unique experience for those able to visit this beautiful country we call home during this time. We’ve asked our artisan partners, their children, and the Maya Traditions’ team how they’re celebrating Semana Santa. ‘For Semana Santa, I make bread to share with our family.

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