Everyone Burns Firecrackers in Guatemala for Christmas

Everyone Burns Firecrackers in Guatemala

Christmas Day is a very quiet and easy-going day in Guatemala. But, it does not begins like that. On the contrary, right at midnight and for what seems like forever, Guatemalans burn firecrackers, fire whistlers, fireworks and every kind of pyrotechnic stuff; the list is long. This pyromaniac act repeats again at noon and at 6 p.m.; other than that, it is a quiet day. ;-)

As a matter of fact, let’s compile a list of all the cohetes, canchinflines, estrellitas, volcancitos, ametralladoras, et-cetera and their English translations to have an idea how pyromaniac Guatemalans really are. Everyone is invited to participate.

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