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Maya Nativity Scene






Here’s a Maya-style Nativity scene found as decoration in one the popular hotels here in Antigua Guatemala. In fact, they had quite …




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Poinsettias Deliveries






For being such a tiny country Guatemala, it tops some lists, not all bad either. For instance, Guatemala is a top producer …




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Christmas Fireworks Street Shop






Guatemala’s a pyromaniac hell or paradise, what is it? Since Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are the perfect night for fireworks …




Guatemalan Convivios






December is also the time for convivios, Christmas convivial get-together parties or lunches. Almost every restaurant you go to has tables setup …




Christmas Decoration Street Shop






Besides the omnipresent fireworks and firecracker street booths, one can also find Christmas decoration street shops when anyone can pick up Christmas …




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Guatemalan Nacimiento Enactment






With the Feast for the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, antigüeños begin putting up their Nacimientos (Nativity Scenes); a …




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Guatemalan Christmas Food






Among the most popular foods found for dinner in Christmas Eve and during Christmas are tamales colorados (red tamales), tamales negros (black …




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In The Christmas Mood






Poinsettias or Flor de Pascua are in full bloom in The Land of the Eternal Spring for the Christmas season. The most …




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Guatemalan Christmas Kitsch






The market in Antigua was a bit mad last night. There’s a whole little enclave of Xmas kitsch at the rear that …