Vic Hinterlang Photojournalist

12/4/2022 1:29:53 PM

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April 9, 2017: A woman works on constructing a carpet, or alfombra, to be used in a Palm Sunday procession later in the day. Alfombras are constructed of sawdust, flowers, fruit and other objects specifically to be crushed.

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April 8, 2017: A local woman artisan constructs crosses from palm fronds to be used in Palm Sunday activities the following day.

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April 9, 2017: People construct a carpet, or alfombra, to be used in a Palm Sunday procession later in the day.

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April 9, 2017: Participants in the Palm Sunday procession carrying an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, prepare to walk over an alfombra.

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April 9, 2017: Participants in the Palm Sunday procession carrying an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, walk over an alfombra.

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April 9, 2017: Men participating in the Palm Sunday procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering.

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April 9, 2017: A priest leads a prayer before participants in the Palm Sunday procession carrying an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering.

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April 9, 2017: Men participating in the Palm Sunday procession waving censers containing incense lead the way ahead of the anda, or float, depicting Jesus' suffering.

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April 9, 2017: Men participating in the Palm Sunday procession walk through Antigua's streets ahead of an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering.

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April 9, 2017: A young boy is carried by his father as he participates in the Palm Sunday procession carrying an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering.

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April 9, 2017: Men participating in the Palm Sunday procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering.

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April 9, 2017: Women taking part in the Palm Sunday procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow, wave censers containing incense ahead of an anda. The procession honoring Mary follows the men's procession for Jesus and is almost exclusively made up of women and girls.

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April 9, 2017: Women participating in the Palm Sunday procession carry an anda, or religious float honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 9, 2017: Women participating in the Palm Sunday procession carry an anda, or religious float honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 9, 2017: Women participating in the Palm Sunday procession carry an anda, or religious float honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 10, 2017: People attend a vigil at La Merced church the day after Palm Sunday. Holy Monday is a day for reflection after the huge procession kicking off Holy Week on Palm Sunday.

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April 12, 2017: People gather in front of the La Merced church prior to the start of the Childrens' Procession. The procession enacts the same rituals as adult processions, but scaled for children.

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April 12, 2017: Two young girls wait in front of the La Merced church prior to participating in the Childrens' Procession.

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April 12, 2017: A young boy waits in front of the La Merced church prior to participating in the Childrens' Procession.

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April 12, 2017: Boys participating in the Childrens' Procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, from La Merced church.

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April 12, 2017: Boys participating in the Childrens' Procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, through Antigua's streets.

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April 12, 2017: Boys participating in the Children's Procession waving censers containing incense lead the way ahead of the anda, or float, depicting Jesus' suffering.

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April 12, 2017: Boys participating in the Childrens' Procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, through Antigua's streets.

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April 12, 2017: Young women and girls take part in the Childrens' Procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 12, 2017: Girls and their mothers take part in the Childrens' Procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 12, 2017: Girls swing censers containing incense during the Children's Procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 12, 2017: Girls participating in the Children's Procession carry an anda, or religious float, honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 12, 2017: Girls participating in the Children's Procession carry an anda, or religious float, honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 12, 2017: Two boys participating in the Children's Procession refresh a censer containing incense ahead of the anda, or religious float, depicting Jesus' suffering.

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April 12, 2017: Young men and boys participating in the Childrens' Procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, over an alfombra.

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April 12, 2017: Participants in the San Felipe Church procession, some dressed as Roman soldiers, walk through Antigua's streets at night ahead of the anda, or religious float, depicting Jesus' suffering.

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April 12, 2017: Participants in the San Felipe Church procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, through Antigua's streets at night

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April 12, 2017: A young boy waves a censer containing incense during the San Felipe Church procession through Antigua's streets at night

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April 12, 2017: Participants in the San Felipe Church procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, through Antigua's streets at night.

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April 12, 2017: Participants in the San Felipe Church procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, through Antigua's streets at night.

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April 12, 2017: Participants in the San Felipe Church procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, through Antigua's streets at night.

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April 12, 2017: Participants in the San Felipe Church procession carry an anda, or religious float honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow, through Antigua's streets at night.

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April 14, 2017: A man waters a carpet, or alfombra, to be used in a Good Friday procession later in the day.

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April 14, 2017: Two elderly women retirement home residents await the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession.

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April 14, 2017: Two elderly women retirement home residents await the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession.

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April 14, 2017: Two elderly men and a woman retirement home residents await the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession.

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April 14, 2017: An elderly retirement home resident sells scarves before the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession.

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April 14, 2017: Three elderly men retirement home residents await the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession.

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April 14, 2017: A man prepares a carpet, or alfombra, to be used in a Good Friday procession later in the day.

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April 14, 2017: April 14, 2017: Participants dressed as Roman centurions take part in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession.

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April 14, 2017: Participants dressed as Roman centurions take part in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession.

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April 14, 2017: Participants dressed as Roman centurions take part in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession.

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April 14, 2017: Participants dressed as Roman centurions take part in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession.

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April 14, 2017: A man carries his young son as they take part in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession.

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April 14, 2017: Participants in the La Merced Good Friday procession carrying an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, prepare to walk over an alfombra, or carpet, constructed of sawdust, flowers, fruit and other objects specifically to be crushed.

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April 14, 2017: A man dressed as a Roman Centurion stands before participants in the La Merced Good Friday procession carrying an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering.

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April 14, 2017: Men participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, through Antigua's streets.

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April 14, 2017: Men participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, through Antigua's streets.

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April 14, 2017: A male participant taking part in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession prays in the street.

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April 14, 2017: A priest leads a prayer before participants in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carrying an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering.

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April 14, 2017: A man representing one of the thieves crucified with Jesus walks down the street in shackles during the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession.

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April 14, 2017: Men participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, through Antigua's streets.

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April 14, 2017: A young boy is carried by his father as he participates in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carrying an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering.

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April 14, 2017: Men participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, through Antigua's streets.

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April 14, 2017: A musician participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession plays the xylophone in the band following the anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, being carried through Antigua's streets.

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April 14, 2017: Musicians participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession play trumpets in the band following the anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, being carried through Antigua's streets.

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April 14, 2017: Musicians participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession play tubas in the band following the anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' suffering, being carried through Antigua's streets.

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April 14, 2017: Women take part in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow. The procession honoring Mary follows the procession for Jesus and is almost exclusively made up of women and girls.

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April 14, 2017: A woman taking part in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow adjusts her veil.

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April 14, 2017: Women and girls participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carry an anda, or religious float, honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: Women and girls participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carry an anda, or religious float, honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: Women and girls participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carry an anda, or religious float, honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow over the remains of an alfombra. Because the women's parade follows the men's all of the alfombras have already been destroyed.

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April 14, 2017: Women and girls participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carry an anda, or religious float, honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: Women and girls participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carry an anda, or religious float, honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: Women participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carry an anda, or religious float, honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: A woman and man participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession waving censers containing incense lead the way ahead of the anda, or float, honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: Women participating in the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession carry an anda, or religious float, honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: A boy holds up his little sister to watch the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession featuring an anda, or religious float, honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: A vendor offers religious themed balloons during the La Merced Church Good Friday morning procession featuring an anda, or religious float, honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: A vendor offers black robes for the Good Friday afternoon procession symbolizing, according to Catholic theology, the period between the time when Christ died and when he was resurrected.

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April 14, 2017: Religious attendants raise a model of Jesus' body on the Cross during the Crucifixion Ceremony that occurs in the Cathedral between the morning and afternoon Good Friday processions. The processions are separated by the the three hours that, according to Catholic theology, Jesus hung from the cross dying.

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April 14, 2017: A man places his hand on the Cross during the Crucifixion Ceremony that occurs in the Cathedral between the morning and afternoon Good Friday processions.

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April 14, 2017: Religious attendants lower a model of Jesus' body on the Cross during the Crucifixion Ceremony that occurs in the Cathedral between the morning and afternoon Good Friday processions.

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April 14, 2017: Religious attendants place a model of Jesus' body on a bier during the Crucifixion Ceremony that occurs in the Cathedral between the morning and afternoon Good Friday processions.

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April 14, 2017: A priest prays over a model of Jesus' body on a bier during the Crucifixion Ceremony that occurs in the Cathedral between the morning and afternoon Good Friday processions.

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April 14, 2017: Religious attendants carry a model of Jesus' body on a bier from the Cathedral during the Crucifixion Ceremony that occurs between the morning and afternoon Good Friday processions.

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April 14, 2017: The faithful watch as religious attendants carry a model of Jesus' body on a bier from the Cathedral during the Crucifixion Ceremony that occurs between the morning and afternoon Good Friday processions.

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April 14, 2017: Participants in the Good Friday afternoon procession enter the Cathedral to prepare for its start.

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April 14, 2017: A male participant taking part in the Good Friday afternoon procession prays in the street as it begins at the Cathedral.

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April 14, 2017: A father holds his sleeping daughter, sporting angel wings, outside the Cathedral just before the beginning of the Good Friday afternoon procession.

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April 14, 2017: Participants in the Good Friday afternoon procession stand outside the Cathedral awaiting its start.

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April 14, 2017: Participants at the start of the Good Friday afternoon procession carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' Resurrection, from the Cathedral under a priest's supervision.

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April 14, 2017: Participants carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' Resurrection, from the Cathedral at the start of the Good Friday afternoon procession.

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April 14, 2017: Male participants carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' Resurrection, from the Cathedral at the start of the afternoon procession.

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April 14, 2017: Male participants carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' Resurrection, from the Cathedral at the start of the afternoon procession.

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April 14, 2017: Men participating in the Good Friday afternoon procession waving censers containing incense lead the way ahead of the anda, or float, depicting Jesus' Resurrection.

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April 14, 2017: Male participants carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' Resurrection, during the Good Friday afternoon procession.

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April 14, 2017: Male participants carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' Resurrection, during the Good Friday afternoon procession.

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April 14, 2017: Male participants carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' Resurrection, during the Good Friday afternoon procession.

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April 14, 2017: A man and his young son are among the participants carrying an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' Resurrection, during the Good Friday afternoon procession.

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April 14, 2017: Male participants carry an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' Resurrection, during the Good Friday afternoon procession.

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April 14, 2017: Women and girls take part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: Women and girls take part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: Women and girls take part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: Women and girls take part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: A young boy waves a censer containing incense ahead of an anda, or float honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow during the Good Friday afternoon procession.

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April 14, 2017: Women taking part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow, carry an anda, or float, through the streets of Antigua.

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April 14, 2017: Women taking part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow, carry an anda, or float, through the streets of Antigua.

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April 14, 2017: Women taking part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow, carry an anda, or float, through the streets of Antigua.

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April 14, 2017: Women taking part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow, carry an anda, or float, through the streets of Antigua.

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April 14, 2017: Women taking part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow, carry an anda, or float, through the streets of Antigua.

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April 14, 2017: Women taking part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow, carry an anda, or float, through the streets of Antigua.

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April 14, 2017: Women taking part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow, carry an anda, or float, through the streets of Antigua.

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April 14, 2017: A man and his young daughter are among the participants carrying an anda, or religious float depicting Jesus' Resurrection, during the Good Friday afternoon procession.

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April 14, 2017: A young boy is carried by his father during the Good Friday afternoon procession depicting Jesus' Resurrection.

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April 14, 2017: A young girl wearing angel wings and carrying a statement supposedly made by Jesus on the Cross takes part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: Young girls wearing angel wings and carrying statements supposedly made by Jesus on the Cross take part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 14, 2017: A young girl wearing angel wings and eating a lollipop takes part in the Good Friday afternoon procession honoring Mary, Jesus' mother and the Holy Virgin of Sorrow.

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April 16, 2017: A Mayan woman places flowers on an alfombra, or rug, made of sawdust, flowers, fruit and other items specifically to be destroyed by being walked over, outside San Pedro Church before the start of of the main Easter Sunday procession. Easter Sunday is the culmination of Semana Santa, or Holy Week, the day of the Resurrection.

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April 16, 2017: A young woman and two boys work on an alfombra outside the San Pedro Church before the start of of the main Easter Sunday procession.

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April 16, 2017: People work on alfombras outside San Pedro Church before the start of of the main Easter Sunday procession.

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April 16, 2017: Street vendors offer slices of mango for sale down the street from San Pedro Church where the main Easter procession starts.

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April 16, 2017: A Mayan vendor offers palm flowers in vases for sale outside San Pedro Church before the start of the main Easter Sunday procession.

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April 16, 2017: A priest gives communion to a group of disabled believers outside San Pedro Church where the main Easter procession starts.

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April 16, 2017: People wait outside San Pedro Church for the start of of the main Easter Sunday procession.

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April 16, 2017: A priest directs the exit of the anda representing Jesus' Resurrection in the Easter Sunday procession from San Pedro Church.

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April 16, 2017: Women taking part in the Easter Sunday procession carry an anda, or float, depicting Jesus' Resurrection from San Pedro Church.

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April 16, 2017: Women taking part in the Easter Sunday procession carry an anda, or float, depicting Jesus' Resurrection from San Pedro Church.

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April 16, 2017: A priest leads a group of women taking part in the Easter Sunday procession carrying an anda, or float, depicting Jesus' Resurrection.

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April 16, 2017: A male participant in the Easter Sunday procession waves a censer containing incense ahead of the anda, or float, depicting Jesus' Resurrection.

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April 16, 2017: Participants in the Easter Sunday procession carry an anda, or religious float, depicting Jesus' Resurrection.

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April 16, 2017: Participants in the Easter Sunday procession joyously parade through Antigua's streets.

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April 16, 2017: Participants in the Easter Sunday procession carry an anda, or float, depicting Jesus' Resurrection.

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April 16, 2017: A priest leads participants in the Easter Sunday procession carrying an anda, or float, depicting Jesus' Resurrection.