A carpet of pine needles is the base of an Alfombra, to be decorated with flowers, wheat, multi-colored sawdust, breads and produce. Soon after, a float, or Anda depicting Jesus will be carried over this and many others throughout Antigua, in celebration of Holy Week, Semana Santa, leading up to Easter.

it will be destroyed by the feet of the penitent brotherhood carrying the float, and the band following, then promptly swept away by a clean up crew.

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