Happy Bicentennial of Guatemala’s Independence

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Bicentennial Commemorative Q20 Bill — Signing of the Act of Independence

Today Guatemala and the other Central American countries commemorate the bicentennial of the independence. As part of the no-crowds celebrations, the Banco de Guatemala put in circulation a Commemorative Bicentennial Twenty Quetzals bill.

The normal design of the Q20 bill is where the signing of the Act of Independence is remembered in the reverse of the bill while the front is reserved for a portrait of the Father of the Independence: Dr. Mariano Gálvez. The new design still preserves the same motif but offers a fresher look and a vertical layout for the portrait of Dr. Mariano Gálvez; see the picture below.

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, due to the pandemic, most massive events will not be allowed. So, Guatemalans are mostly observing the Bicentennial of the Independence with flags, a new Q20 bill and firecracker bombs and fireworks.

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Bicentennial Commemorative Q20 Bill — Portrait of Mariano Gálvez, Father of the Independence

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