Guatemalan Sweets Sampler

Guatemalan Sweets Sampler by Rudy Girón

In Guatemala we celebrate Día de Todos Los Santos (All Saints Day) on November 1 and Día de Los Fieles Difuntos (Day of the Dead) on November 2. For these holidays Guatemalans prepare a very special once-a-year meal that goes by the name of fiambre. Guatemalans also spend time with the family at the cemetery remembering their dead. They also fly kites to help unite the dead with the living. In Sumpango and Santiago Sacatepéquez they even fly giant kites over the cemeteries.

Since I have covered in previous years the giant kites of Guatemala and the colorful fiambre dish, I decided to share with you the Guatemalan sweets that are also very popular as desserts to take to the cemetery. However, you can find most of these traditional Guatemalan sweets through out the year; especially in La Antigua Guatemala.

All Saints Day Bonus: I will send today’s photo as signed 4×6 post card with Guatemalan stamps to the first person that can correctly identify at least ten of the Guatemalan sweets above. Good luck to you all!

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