Spending Easter Holidays in Lima, Peru: Palm Sunday

Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New — By Isabel Guerra on April 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm
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Cathedral of Lima, Peru (Photo: Isabel Guerra)

You may be a believer, or you may be not. But if you are in Lima for Easter Holidays, you have to see and share some of the local religious celebrations.  The Lima Archbishopric has issued a complete online guide in Spanish about the religious services, but here we will suggest a few of the most interesting things scheduled.

These usually start with the Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday): all Catholic parishes organize small processions remembering the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem; depending on circumstances like the size of the prey, the amount of traffic or the kind of neighborhood, these can be performed either inside the church or outside, touring the nearby streets.

You may find interesting to see this kind of old-fashioned celebrations in such a big capital city, so take your camera, but a small, compact one, specially if going to the ancient temples located in Lima Downtown.

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Image to be carried in Palm Sunday procession. (SemanasantadeLima.com)

(Photos: Isabel Guerra and Semanasantadelima.com)