Streets of Copan Something to See


Copan Street with Sawdust Carpet

Decorated Street in Copan

If the street above looks a little more colorful than the average road, it’s because the carpet has been rolled out for Semana Santa, or holy week leading up to Easter. The “carpets” are made from colored sawdust and flowers and illustrate the Stations of the Cross.

There are many reasons to visit Copan in the western region of Honduras, but the procession that will march down this street on Good Friday morning (April 6 in 2012, if you want to start planning) is a big draw; arrive early to admire the “carpets”.

Thanks to Flickr user Adalberto H Vega for capturing them before they got trampled!
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