Since Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are the perfect night for fireworks and firecrackers lovers with colourful and loud explosions going off all night long, especially so around midnight. One could measure the state of the Guatemalan economy by amount for pólvora, fireworks powder, burnt on these nights. The overall feeling this year is that the cohetiza, burning of firecrackers and fireworks, was minimal when compare to previous years. Some people also mentioned coffee harvesting is down as well.
Here are a couple of video clips from previous years to give you an idea of the magnitude of the burning of fireworks and firecrackers in Guatemala.