Art, colour and passion aren’t words I would normally associate with sawdust. However that was before I visited Comayagua during Semana Santa.
This year the Easter tradition of creating beautiful sawdust alfombras (rugs) through the main streets of Comayagua celebrated its 50th anniversary. The alfombras are made by families, community organisations and church groups.
They work through the wee small hours of the morning, before the sun rises on Good Friday, to complete their masterpieces. By 9am hoards of locals and tourists alike descend on the town to view their spectacular efforts.
I couldn’t pick out just one or two photos to share with you, so I decided to make a whole gallery. If you click on each image you’ll be able to read a brief caption.
It was a great day (although stinking hot) and I really enjoyed wandering the streets and admiring the creative and colourful alfombras