A Day Among the Giant Kites of Sumpango

A Day Among the Giant Kites of Sumpango

What can I say, today was a day with lots of ups and downs. I am too tired tonight to give all the details; suffice it to say that our car broke down on the way to pick the fiambre (nothing major) and had to carry the fiambre and the car on a tow truck; Kara and Brad from HablaGuate provided the ride to Sumpango and excellent companionship to keep one humble and bashful; I came back with close to 200 photos of giant kites; I will probably had to do a slide show tomorrow to give you a better idea of what’s a day among the giant kites of Sumpango.

For now, please accept this modest delivery of images from the giant kites of Sumpango. Stay tune for more flying imagery. There will be new fiambre photographs as well. 😉

Giant Kites are Lots of Fun Capturing the Kites and Family Fly Baby, Fly!

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  • Sorry about your day Rudy but thanks for the pics. I have never seen kites this big before, they are amazing. Can’t wait for the rest.

  • Dude, the shots I took haven’t even been imported yet- and here yours are all online and pretty 😉 My fave is the young man running in front of the kite- great emotion.

    I’ve never seen anything like the giant kites yesterday, and there were so many people (20000+?).I was telling Kara the only time you’d see that many people doing the same thing in San Francisco was if Radiohead was performing. Anyway, thanks for a great day!

  • Erin

    Beautiful images! Thank you very much for sharing. Despite all the troubles you had yesterday, you still found the time to share… that’s just wonderful!

  • Erick

    Holy kite, Batman! Those things are huge! Can only one person fly them?

  • sjbj


  • They are awesome! I have never visited Sumpango for November 1; will have to consider making the trip there next year.

  • catherine from Oregon

    Thank you, Thank you, thank you Rudy for the pictures of the kites. My heart is yearning for Guatemala!

  • Rudy, what you go through to bring us beautiful pictures! Thank you for the gorgeous kite photos. That middle one de la pareja mirandolas is so poignant, que casi me hace llorar.

  • gorgeous kites!.. loved them!… your culture is very nice!

  • ms.angel

    Thanks for sharing these great pictures! I lived in Guatemala from 1992-1996 and I’m very glad to have found your blog. We went to see the giant kites in 1992, which was the 500th anniversary of Columbus, so there were a lot of Cristobal Colon-themed kites. Really amazing – I think these kite artists get better every year!

  • @Sheila, my car troubles were nothing major really, but I did had to have the car towed. I am glad you’re liking the kite photos.

    @Braad, thanks to you guys I was able to go take those photos. 😉

    @Erin, I am glad you like the kite photos.

    @Erick, yes Robin these kites are indeed huge.

    @Jennifer, I prefer Supango for All Saints’ Day and Day of the Dead.

    @Catherine, hopefully next year you can make it!

    @Janna, he was showing his wife or girlfriend how to take the photos with his smartphone. 😉

    @Paula, glad you like the celebration of Day of the Dead in Guatemala.

    @ms.angel, I hope you subscribe and become a regular visitors. Make sure you check out the over 1,300 pages in the archives.