Preparing the Flowers for the Dead

Preparing the Flowers for the Dead

By moving from one section of the mercado to another, we find that las floristerí­as (flower shops) are preparing the flower arrangements of the Dí­a de los muertos or Dí­a de los difuntos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. Above you see the round arrangements called coronas (crowns).

Dí­a de los muertos is celebrated in Guatemala on November 1st and 2nd. In previous years, I focused on the once-a-year delicacy called fiambre. I even set up a fiembre slide show, so you can see how it is prepared.

This year, I am planning to take you to see the giant kites of Santiago Sacatepéquez. This is one of the most colorful and rich celebrations in Guatemala. We will have leave the valley of Panchoy and drive up to the high lands of Santiago Sacatepéquez, about 30 minutes from La Antigua Guatemala. Are you up for the trip?

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