Guatemalan Christmas Decorations: Cordones de Pino

Guatemalan Christmas Decorations: Cordones de Pino

As I said at the very beginning of the Guatemalan Christmas Decoration series, the pine tree provides many elements of the Christmas decorations for Guatemalans like chicuyas (pine cones) as adornments, pine needles as carpets, and pine rings (cordones de pino). Cordones or cadenas de pino usually hang across the living rooms and around the Christmas tree and Nativity scenes. All these pine needles, pine cones, and pine rings, chamomile rings, tamales and ponche (fruit punch) provide the sweet and fruity smells of Christmas in Guatemala.

What things are hanged from the cordones of pino in Guatemala?

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