This portrait of a Guatemalan teacher, mother and perhaps even grandmother serves as the portrait of a the typical Guatemalan mother.
In Guatemala Mother’s Day is always celebrated on May 10, regardless of the day of the week it falls on, as opposed to other countries where it falls on the 2nd Sunday of May. So, today is also a holiday for mothers in Guatemala, so moms get the day off from work.
I wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all the mommies out there and a very special Gracias to my own mother for teaching me how to be a decent human being (I think! 😉 ) most of the time.
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