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Festivals & Events

Guatemalan Festivals and Events

January – June


Easter Processions
Antigua, Guatemala
March

 

Semana Santa Festival
Antigua, Guatemala
March
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This Guatemalan festival is when Antigua's incense - filled streets are covered with intricate carpets of coloured sawdust and flower petals. Each day, people take turns carrying floats bearing statues of Christ, the Virgin Mary and the apostles through town.

 

 

 

 

 

July – December



Day of the Dead Kite Festival
Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala
November

 



La Quema del Diablo (burning of the devil)
Antigua, Guatemala
December

 



Festival de San Tomas (Festival of Saint Thomas)
Chichicastenango, Guatemala
December

 

 

 

 



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