Father’s Day in Antigua Guatemala

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Portrait of the typical father in Latin America

In Guatemala today we celebrate Día del padre or Father’s Day.

Can you believe that we still observe holidays and celebrations on the date they were created. Mother’s Day on May 10, Father’s Day on June 17, Santiago de los Caballeros on July 25 (Saint James), et cetera.

As I have declared before, in Guatemala we could and should write the Manifesto against Convenience. Why you ask? Well, In Guatemala holidays and festivities are not celebrated on the weekends unless that’s date a holiday falls.

Today’s photo is representative of the typical father in Latin America.

When is Father’s Day celebrated where you live?

Also as in previous years, I’m sharing with you a video of the song “Viejo, mi querido viejo” by Piero, which is played very often today in Guatemala. If you’re walking around the streets of Antigua Guatemala, it’s quite likely that you will overhear it.

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