December 12, 2010

Photoblog: Convite in Ciudad Vieja 7 December

On the 7th of December, before the burning of the Devil, there is a convite in Ciudad Vieja. The town is a few kilometers South of Antigua and was the first capital of Guatemala. Convites are allegorical parades the day before a procession.

At 2 pm dozen of carriages & vehicles with religious, cultural and sport decorations left in front of the main church to cross the city. It was fun to see!

Fair in front of the church

When there is a fiesta, there is a marimba

in traditional dresses


a  Mexican


with the local rhum

Men dressed in women!
the dance of the old women

1 comment:

Lucy Brown said...

Hey Claire, that was a fun day! I'm sorting through my photos at the moment for my blog post!!!