Father’s Day in La Antigua Guatemala

Father taking her daughter for a horseback ride

June 17th is the date when Father’s Day is celebrated in Guatemala, always on the same date every year.

Many Guatemalan families come to La Antigua Guatemala on the weekends to have breakfast or lunch in one of the many fabulous restaurants around town and to pass a relax day with the family. One the activities may include a horseback ride around Parque Central for the children, while the father or mother walks next to the horse around the block. Or ride for the whole family in one of the many horse-powered carriages.

In the photo above, I was lucky to catch a glimpse of a father carrying his daughter pink backpack while she takes a horseback ride around the Central Park. I wonder what’s inside the backpack? Other aspect worth noting are the bags in the back of the horses; do you know what are they for?

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  • sompopo

    Those bags are like diapers except they are for horses. 🙂

  • horse diapers. i realized what they were when i saw them.
    do you believe they make chicken diapers for people who keep them in their house. the world has gone crazy.
    in the eary days in our cities people went around and collected the horse manure to put on their gardens.
    i am sure they had chickens in the back yard and used their manure.
    i read chicken fourms just for fun and I saw one yesterday that we should say poo-poo. said it sounded better. stupid people.

  • Coltrane_lives

    Holaaaa! I’d rather not step in the manure, so I have no problems with the diapers and the consideration behind them (oops! for the pun)…although it does look mad! Hope to return to Antigua in September to finalize an adoption. Ciao and gracias por los photos! (My Spanish is awful…sorry!)

  • LD

    Horse diapers… what a great idea. Are they just plastic baggies?

  • These horse diapers are made by recycling the quintal (100 pounds) sugar bags or any quintal bag with plastic fibers.

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