Lunes Santo Procession

I followed the Lunes Santo procession of Santa Inés del Monte Pulciano on Easter Monday. This rural community had a different feel than the larger churches in Antigua. Their smaller anda was stored in a large shed and had figures of Jesus, Mary and Moses raising a cobra in the desert. The procession was headed by men and boy dressed as Roman soldiers and carrying banners, trumpets and drums. They were followed by Nazarenos, hooded penitent with conical hats, an outfit that has been used for hundreds of year in Spanish processions. They were carrying white crosses with small paintings depicting the stations of the cross. The Nazarenos were followed by the anda, band and clean-up crew, and they traveled along the highway into Antigua, where they encountered the usual problem low-hanging power lines.


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