Guatemalan Christmas Breakfast

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Here’s a typical Guatemalan breakfast for Christmas, which is normally a quite day except for the fireworks and firecrackers which begin at 12am and continue through the night until dawn and for 10 minutes at 12pm again. Christmas in Guatemala is a family day, an occasion for strengthening the family bonds. Christmas is also a feast day full of deliciously rich food such as tamales, ponche (fruit punch), hot traditional chocolate drink, desserts, and grapes and apples, which are not common in the Guatemalan diet, except for the Christmas season and for New Years celebrations.

Feliz Navidad!

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