As some of you may know, Holy Week in latino countries is not just the week before Easter...processions and celebrations begin the day after Ash Wednesday and continue until the resurrection. In Antigua, a rather touristy city, they have a procession with floats, costumes, bands, incense and carpets made of flowers lining the streets every Sunday for the six weeks prior. Each week things become more elaborate and did I mention long? These processions last all day! With hundreds watching and even more actually processing.
I was able to attend last weekend's procession because it was my weekend off. This coming week I start 24 hours shifts and then I am on a working stretch from Holy Thursday through Monday of Easter week. So unfortunately this is the only procession I am going to see this year (that I know of at this exact moment in time...things are ALWAYS changing!).
My first night shift is Friday. Not really ready but much closer to ready than I was two months ago! Baby steps!