Semana Santa in Lake Atitlan, join us in Lake Atitlan Guatemala on Good Friday for the most spectacular time of year with the celebration of Semana Santa. On Good Friday, Santa Catarina Palopó and San Antonio Palopó which are two villages located along the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala host the most beautiful religious celebration for Semana Santa.
Traditional processions are a big focus of Holy Week festivities, which take place on Good Friday and are one of the richest cultural experiences you can enjoy. This is a passionate sensory experience that mingles Spanish and Mayan traditions and is an event that truly represents the heart and soul of Guatemala.
The streets of Santa Catarina Palopó and San Antonio Palopó, Guatemala turn into a canvas which are adorned with intricate and aromatic carpets (alfombras) of vibrant and beautiful flowers, pines, sawdust, and fruits as giant carved floats (andas) sway on the back of local men and women as small processions wind their way through the town’s streets.
If you have never been to Guatemala during the Easter processions then you are in for an experience of a lifetime. This multi-sensory experience will immerse you in culture, history, and the majestic beauty of Guatemala as you see, hear, smell, touch, and taste everything Guatemalan.