To get us into the mood of the Christmas season that can be felt everywhere in Guatemala now, here’s the first free poinsettia wallpaper of the season. You can browse the wallpaper category to get the other 45 Guatemalan wallpapers for your computer available from AntiguaDailyPhoto for free.
Did you know that poinsettias were native to Guatemala and Mesoamerica? We call them pascuas in Guatemala and I believe they are called noche buenas in Mexico.
There’s an interesting article in Prensa Libre entitled: Pascuas que cambian de colores (Poinsettias of different colors) in which I learned that, according to industry statistics, Guatemala is the top grower of poinsettias in the world. Guatemala produces 60 million poinsettias which represents 80% of the production in the world. How about that?
Other interesting readings about Poinsettias in Spanish/Google-translated.