Well known to have to largest celebration in the world, velaciones (holy vigils) and processions were hampered in mid-Lent 2020 when the world closed for the pandemic and Guatemala was no exception.
The Obras Sociales del Santo Hermano Pedro, founded by Fray Guillermo Bonilla in 1979, is a household name in Antigua. Fray Guillermo was inspired to follow Pedro de San Jose de Betancourt’s works (1643-1667) when he was attending the Seminary.
Antigua enjoyed an award-winning year in 2021! Among some of the most outstanding awards, the city was listed in the prestigious Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards as the #1 City in Central & South America through their survey
While tourism throughout the world has been hit hard with closures worldwide since March, Antigua has been busy preparing to reopen.
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 26th and, with it, the largest celebration in the world for Lent and Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala!