Guatemala’s Independence Day Marathons

Guatemala's Independence Day Celebrations

On September 14 10, people from all over the country begin a marathon to go to another part of the country to get the fire for the Independence Torch in their communities. There are many places the have a torch where other people from other towns can light up their torch to bring back to their own communities. Of course, there are favorite destinations to go and get the Independence Flame and La Antigua Guatemala is one such destination. There are different torches in different locations throughout Guatemala and their respective marathons build a web of people running in all kinds directions at the same time. It is traffic nightmare and it is better to stay home on those date, unless, of course, you are running for your community to fetch the light for your torch.

How do you celebrate Independence Day in your part of the world? Or do you even have such a celebration?

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