Posts Tagged ‘procession’

Holy friday photo contest

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Holy friday photography challenge by José Moreno

Ok photography adicts, ameteur, profesionals, cell photographers, everybody take your camera, tripod and maybe your external flash today is holy friday in xela from 2pm to 10pm a big quantity of Prosessions processions will coming to the Central Park and you will have hundreds of photos to taking! shoot me a mail tomorrow (saturday) to and i will post a gallery of the best photos with your respective credits. I WISH A HAPPY HOLY WEEK

Tomorrow you can visit Lago de Atitlán to drink or wherever you want, the lake is a full party. Regards readers.

Preparing the procession

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Preparing the procession by José Moreno


From today start out processions in the city of Quetzaltenango, so if you can leave your camera ready to take pictures.

This achieves see image mounted, you know that church is?

Desde hoy empiezan a salir procesiones por la ciudad de Quetzaltenango, asi que si tienes tu camara lista puedes salir a tomar fotografías.

Esta logre ver como montaban la imagen, ¿Sabes en que iglesia es?

Feria is Here

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Feria is Here by Luna McCarthy

It’s that time again! Processions, cotton candy, too many people in the streets annnnd……marching bands!! Feria is upon us and everyone is happy. The downside is the noise pollution, while in some parts of the city it’s under control, but here in the center, I can currently hear 3 songs playing at once; one marimba, one bachata and the other is…Adele…? Yes. I LOVE feria!

Random Morning Procession

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Random Morning Procession by Sergio Dominguez

As with the rooster, random processions can often be spotted around town. And this shot by guest contributor Sergio Dominguez has such great perspective!

And It Begins Again

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Again by Luna McCarthy

It is that time again, for marching bands and pageant queen elections. The early season parades started today and will slowly work their way into a fervor over the next 2 months, culminating on September 15, Guatemalan Independence Day.


Friday, April 6th, 2012

Colors by Luna McCarthy

Friday morning’s alfombra preparations outside of San Nicholas, in front of Parque Benito Juarez.

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Palm Sunday by Arturo Godoy

The Semana Santa processions have begun, as captured by this fabulous photo taken by guest contributor Arturo Godoy.

Procession Time Again

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Procession Faces by Luna McCarthy

It’s procession time again, with the two big procession seasons being Independence Day and the entire month of Semana Santa. Things to love about the processions: marching bands, costumes and the children. Things “not” to love about the processions: marching bands, too much incense and traffic jams.

The Last of the Last

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The Last of the Last by Jose Moreno

Just when you thought that Christmas was over, one last photo captures the spirit beautifully. This photo by Jose Moreno was taken at the end of one of the very last Christmas posadas and shows a bit of the brilliant colors and heritage of celebrations in this part of the world.

Desfile de Navidad

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Santa by Luna McCarthy

The Christmas Parade was last night and although I was working still, I managed to sneak outside for a few shots. The parade started in Parque Central and continued all the way to the Minerva Terminal area. I can’t imagine how cold and tired some of the marchers must have been by the end of the night! There was Christmas music and Santa Claus, the police were handing out candy to the children and there were too many marching bands to count. The Christmas season is officially upon Xela!

Parade for…?

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Firefighter Parade by Luna McCarthy

In May and June there were random parades near Calvario for what seemed to be the local firefighters. There is always dancing and sometimes there are small stalls of vendors selling food. I am not sure why there is a Mario and Luigi leading this particular parade…perhaps this is where I ask Cristina for here knowledge on these tiny little street parades…

Desfiles All Over the Place

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Desfila Banner by Luna McCarthy

It’s officially Independence time and with that comes the parades! On Tuesday there were the desfilas for the children; the streets were lined with proud parents and cameras were snapping wildly as the children of Xela marched through the centro historico.

Almost Ready!

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Marching Band by Sergio Dominguez

A marching band parade appearing in any park in Guatemala shows the public the result of months of preparation for Independence Day. Only now, it is a variation of what used to be solely military marches before the peace agreements were official.

The formation and synchronicity of the movements along with the steady beat of the drums, gives the spectator a reason to use one of their favorite gadgets, the cellphone camera or video recorder.

Post by Guest Contributor Sergio Dominguez

A Moment away from the Processions

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Catching up on some light bible reading

After a week of Processions I am honestly all Processioned out. So this Easter Morning I went to the Cathedral and sat during Mass, watching and listening. It being Easter Sunday the church was pack and people sat outside where I found this young girl reading the bible while the Priest gave a sermon about Easter and it’s meaning.

Night Processions

Sunday, April 24th, 2011