|Sawdust Carpet, Antigua Guatemala|
Because of this year's Covid19 pandemic, Semana Santa observances will be different, cancelled in some places, limited in others, and in others, unchanged. The motherland, Spain, is on lock-down and so its elaborate processions are cancelled. In Antigua Guatemala, the famous sawdust carpets will not be built, although some families will be able to make small carpets outside of their homes.
For a virtual tour of some of Central America's most famous and magnificent Semana Santa events, here are links to pieces and videos I have done in past years.
Antigua Guatemala's famous sawdust carpets: https://colonialmexicoinsideandout.blogspot.com/2015/03/
Video of these carpets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbXvvBSCvSA
Videos of several Holy Week Processions in Antigua, Guatemala: https://colonialmexicoinsideandout.blogspot.com/2015/04/ videos of several Holy Week processions
Antigua Guatemala processions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAznN3wsbE4.
Article about a unique Holy Wednesday custom in Nandaime, Nicaragua. https://colonialmexicoinsideandout.blogspot.com/2016/04/taking-hit-holy-wednesday-in-nandaime.html.
The beautiful "Huertas" of Nicaragua: https://colonialmexicoinsideandout.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-huertos-of-guatemala-and-nicaragua.html
The Sawdust Carpets of Sutiava (Leon) NIcaraga: https://colonialmexicoinsideandout.blogspot.com/2017/05/art-as-sacrifice-sawdust-carpets-of.html
carpets of Sutiava Nicaragua
Granada Nicaragua's one-of-a-kind Via Crucis Aquatic, a procession done in boats on Lake Nicaragua. There is nothing else like it on earth. https://colonialmexicoinsideandout.blogspot.com/2018/04/via-crucis-aquatic-granada-nicaragua.html
An overview of the beautiful Holy Week events in Nicaragua: https://colonialmexicoinsideandout.blogspot.com/2019/04/semana-santa-holy-week-in-nicaragua.html.