Bearing the Weight : Holy Week in Antigua, Guatemala
Andrews, Barbara McClatchie. "Bearing the Weight: Holy Week in Antigua, Guatemala." World & I. April 2000: 216-225. SIRS Renaissance.
"Antigua's Semana Santa is the most elaborate Easter celebration outside Seville, Spain, and the most important event on Guatemala's religious calendar. For seven days the community puts work aside and transforms the town into a stage upon which to retell the ancient story of the passion, crucifixion, and ascension of Christ. Central to the celebration are three events: the procession of sacred images, construction of carpets over which they will pass, and 'velaciones,' or vigils, which precede the egress of the icons from their churches." (WORLD & I) An overview of Antigua's Semana Santa Easter celebration is provided.