Good Friday At Tikal Guatemala

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Wow, what a day, what a place, what a huge amount of learning!

We are in Guatemala for Easter and it just happened that our visit to Tikal, the most incredible site in the Mayan world, fell on Good Friday.

We’ve already experienced the huge build up to Easter in Antigua Guatemala, the biggest Easter Celebrations in the world ( click the link to see more, it was stunning). The big weekend will fall for us on the tiny island of Flores.

No Easter eggs for my kids, nothing like that here. It’s all about Jesus. Refreshing, but disappointing for kids who still believe in the Easter Bunny.

Instead we went back to Mayan times and explored Tikal. Immense pyramids, dense sub-tropical jungle , amazing wildlife and a slice of history. The Mayans still worship at Tikal, we saw a family making offerings before the main pyramid in the plaza, you can just make out their fire in this photo, down there in front of the offering and alter stones.

When we got back to Flores the Christian celebrations were beginning. The roads were closed, all cars removed and the houses and roads were starting to be decorated for the procession to come. See the photos of the procession here.

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Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.

3 thoughts on “Good Friday At Tikal Guatemala”

  1. Interesting…we had Easter in Cordoba Spain 2 years ago. Pretty full on with street parade and people all dressed up etc

    • Same here Suzanne in the Christian towns, it’s been going on for weeks now. As I mentioned, biggest Easter celebrations in the world are here, but the old religion of the Mayan’s still exists, there are still shamans, the old language, calendar and counting systems.

  2. I’ve been to Chichen Itza, Uxmal and Tulum, but never to Tikal. It’s on my list. I’m looking forward to some more of your photos.


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