Don’t say I did not warn you before about how addicting ice cream in Guatemala can be. Well, as you can see here, even death can not resist it.
So, how is Halloween celebrated in Antigua Guatemala? Well, it depends on your age group. Children, and their vigilant parents, go out in the afternoon trick-or-treating the business of Antigua Guatemala. That’s a quite a different approach as business who wish to participate are big givers of candy and other sweets. Of course, knocking on the doors of neighbours is out of the question in the mostly business fronts of Antigua Guatemala.
Young adults come out at night to party and dance at the different venues, mostly bars and discotheques that host parties. Customs and masks are the norm for many during Halloween night.
Many of the Maya children stand in awe as the children of the ex-pat community and the Westernized Guatemalan children dress up in customs and ask for candy at the park and other venues. I wonder what the Maya children wonder about Halloween?
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