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Lent in La Antigua

First Week of Lent Friday March 3, is the day when the Holy Vigil of the image of Jesús Nazareno de la Salvación in Santa Catarina Bobadilla – where a procession will take place on Sunday the 5th. The Nazarene of Santa Catarina Bobadilla was named Patron Jurado of La Antigua in 2009. The...

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Historical and Traditional Symbols in a Procession

In a procession there are several symbols that are intended to move us to a different time period. The Romans with their costumes, the horses and banners; and as in a parade, all march in two rows on both sides of the streets. With a banner in the middle with the acronym SPQR: “Senatus...

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Valentines day

Nowadays February is known as the month of love and friendship and on the 14th we give or receive gifts from friends and loved ones. Valentine’s Day actually dates back to Ancient Rome, to a celebration in honor of fertility known as Lupercalia. During this celebration women were whipped in a ritual that was...

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Of Beliefs and Loves

You’ve probably heard of San Simon, or Maximon. This is the Saint that a lot of people will go to, asking for miracles in exchange for offerings of alcohol, money or tobacco. Ringed by candles and these 3 common types of offerings, Maximon is surrounded by those who believe in and venerate him, and...

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La Calle de los Pasos

La Antigua is a magical place that even now recalls a time when the capital city of the Reino de Goathemala represented the center point between the two Americas. A time when the streets of the city were laid out – not due to chance, but rather due to knowledge and intuition: a train...

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Ochid Exhibition By the Guatemalan Orchidology Association

This month, it’s time once again for an event that will fascinate fans of botany and lovers of beauty: the annual exhibition of the Guatemalan Orchidology Association (Asociación Guatemalteca de Orquideología – AGO). If you visit the Association’s exhibition this year, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a jungle where you’ll see large...

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Devotion

The celebration of Semana Santa in La Antigua Guatemala is both a religious and secular spectacle that is truly worth experiencing. Upon this celebration of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the whole city is transformed into a huge stage where hundreds of men, women and children take on the roles of...

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Pairing

‘Pairing’ is combining wine with another element of gastronomy with the goal of highlighting the flavour of both parts. There are different ways in which to pair – with beer or with wine, and with different dishes from cheese to fruit. Here we’ve put together 3 different pairings of wine with meat, wine with...

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A Day at Florencia

To get to Florencia Ecological Park – better known simply as “Florencia” – from La Antigua, just take the road leading to Guatemala City, and after driving about 9 km (about 5 miles), on the right-hand side you’ll find this protected natural reserve in the municipio of Santa Lucía Milpas Altas. This park has 64...

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Health & Wellness Enero 2017

In The Health & Wellness you will find the best doctors of Antigua and Guatemala City. Hi! Thanks for your interest in this link from Qué Pasa, it should be ready in a few seconds. “>”>

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