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The anda was coming out of Santo Hermano Pedro Church at the end of the street. The mood was extremely festive with people dressed up with their version of the Jews of Christ's time.
Ladies that used to sell products in front Vey's house still return to make a rug on Easter morning. The neighbors provide flowers and they do all the work. I only provided watering for this rug and took pictures afterward.
Women processing in front of the anda of Virgin Mary bring with them lots of incense. The area is thick with the rich smelling white smoke in minutes.
This procession will go until 6:00 am and began at 4:00 pm. For 26 hours they wander the streets of Antigua in mourning for Christ's death.
The prisoner Barabas just before his release. Interesting story here is that there was a prison located in Antigua and for years they would really pick a prisoner for release on this day. The prisoner would walk the entire procession as penance and then go home a free man. My friend said there were never murderers, mostly stealing. We didn't know if this man was a real prisoner or an actor. I did notice he left very quickly after his release.
Here is a spectacular example of a Vegetable Alfombra. People will rush in after the Anda of Jesus passes to collect up whatever vegetables they can. They believe this food to be very blessed.
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