Even though you may seem Christmas decorations as early as September in Guatemala, the official Christmas season celebrations begins with the Burning of the Devil on December 7. Check out the Burnig of the Devil slide show if you need a photographic overview of this authentic Guatemalan celebration. Once the air is cleansed from evil spirits through the Burning of the Devil, then the Christmas celebrations commence with the Feast for the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th when people begin putting up their Nacimientos (Nativity Scenes); a tradition that was brought to Guatemala by Santo Hermano Pedro de Betancourt and then spread to the rest of America (the continent).
Tomorrow I will publish the photos of the Burning of the Devil at the end of the day since the event occurs at 6 p.m. in the Barrio de La Concepción. Stay tune for burning coverage.
I want to publicly thank Arturo Godoy for taking care of AntiguaDailyPhoto while I was in vacation and for sharing with us his always amazing sunset and sunrise photographs.
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