At Spanish school Sevilla they are preparing the carpet this morning. The staff there promised to send me pictures of the final product. Ctheybwill not finish until 5pm and the procession will come by at 6pm. The carpet will be destroyed in less than 10 minutes. Many ask why one would spend so much time and money in something that will for such a short period of time? As a religious practice they are "rolling out the carpet" for Jesus, the king. For them it is worth every penny (quetzal) and every minute. No other city does this like Antigua. It's a very important part if their cultural identity and beliefs, and that is worth more than time and money!
Here are a few pix of how far they've gotten with the carpet.