Celebrating Thanksgiving In Antigua Guatemala

Rudy Giron: AntiguaDailyPhoto.com &emdash; Guatemalan Pepián of Gallina

How about celebrating Thanksgiving with Guatemalan Pepián de Gallina Criolla?

As I have mentioned before, Thanksgiving is not a tradition from La Antigua Guatemala or even from Guatemala or Central America for the matter since at the time the traditional “first Thanksgiving” was given at the site of the Plymouth Plantation, in 1621, La Antigua Guatemala had already celebrated its 78 anniversary as the third capital of the Spanish Kingdom of Guatemala.

Nevertheless, Thanksgiving or Dí­a de Acción de Gracias (as it is known in Spanish this harvest festival) is observed and celebrated by the large U.S. expat community living La Antigua Guatemala; therefore, there are many places where one can have a turkey dinner.

For those living in the U.S., my very best wishes for a Thanksgiving Day with the family and friends, full of reasons to express gratitude.

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  • Eric

    Thanks, Rudy! This looks very good, although my personal choice for “Best Pepian en Guatemala”, comes from Comedor Gourmet Santa Rita en Santiago Atitlan. Super, super delicious, and a good enough reason to visit the lake all by itself. Happy Thanksgiving !

    • I will put it on my bucket list.