The Embassy of Guatemala in Indonesia Photo ExhibitionWTC 3 Lobby, 15 March - 9 April 2021
Holy Week in Guatemala is an amazing mix of symbols, sounds and smells. Colourful rugs made of dyed sawdust, flowers, foliage and grains, scented by the smell of incense in the air, mark the path of the season's traditional processions in cities and towns. Holy Week has become one of the most memorable and sought-after tourist and religious attractions by tourists from all over the world, many of whom come year after year to participate in religious liturgies or simply to enjoy the sights and sounds.
Holy Week in Guatemala is celebrated with street expressions of faith, called processions, usually organized by a "hermandad". Each procession of Holy Week has processional floats and steps, which are often religious images of the Passion of Christ, or Marian images.
The processions represent a Catholic and Spanish heritage that is combined with the native Mayan culture, proof of the multicultural and multifaceted society of Guatemala.
Guatemala, sacred land of the Mayas, has beautiful landscapes embellished by its impressive past and an exuberant natural environment. You can enjoy all this surrounded by exotic landscapes of forests of ancient trees that gave rise to advanced civilizations that maintained strong connections with the universe. You will also enjoy volcanic sand beaches and a privileged climate that allows you to experience the aroma of flowers, and the aroma of cocoa, coffee and cane to complement the unique sensory experience.
Known as the "country of eternal spring." Guatemala is the ideal place to learn life lessons and live unique, unrepeatable and unforgettable experiences.