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PHOTO STOCK: Happy Bicentennial of Guatemala's Independence

Happy Bicentennial of Guatemala’s 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… TAP to see the full size photos of the new Q20 bill and to read the complete post.

PHOTO STOCK: Guatemalan Flags Ambulant Vendors

Guatemalan Flags Vendors

As I mentioned yesterday, on September 15th, Guatemala and the other Central American countrieswill be celebrating the 200th anniversary of Independence. Sadly, because of the pandemic, most massive events will not be allowed. So, Guatemalans are mostly observing the Bicentennial with flags, firecracker bombs and on the streets photo exhibitions… TAP to see the full size photo and post.

PHOTO STOCK: Guatemalan Flag at Real Palacio de La Cultura by RUDY GIRON

Let’s Begin the Bicentennial Celebrations

This week Guatemala and the other countries in Central America will be celebrating their 200th anniversary of Independence. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, most massive events will not be allowed. So, Guatemalans are mostly observing the special date with flags, firecracker bombs and fireworks… TAP to see the full size photo and post.

Father's Day in Guatemala

June 17th is Father’s Day in Guatemala

In Guatemala holidays and festivities are not celebrated on the weekend unless that’s date a holiday falls. Today, for instance, we celebrate Día del padre, Father’s Day.

PHOTO STOCK: Palm Sunday Bouquets from Antigua Guatemala

Palm Sunday Bouquets

Once again Domingo de Ramos, or Palm Sunday, was observed in Antigua Guatemala. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the Semana Santa [Holy …

PHOTO STOCK: Mayan Matryoshka Portrait

Mayan Matryoshka Portrait

Today’s photo is the portrait of Jenifer holding her Matryoshka portrait print made prior to the pandemic. Jenifer was kind enough to …

Woman on a bicycle on a street of Antigua Guatemala

Thanks to all loyal readers

I want to take a momento to thank all the loyal readers who have followed the daily photographic updates through nearly 15 …

Boys show their ash crosses for Ash Wednesday

Let Lent Begin

Here’s your Guatemalan illustrated Spanish word of the day: Miércoles de ceniza for Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, …

Ash Wednesday in Antigua Guatemala BY RUDY GIRON

Lent Season Has Began

Here’s your illustrated Guatemalan Spanish phrase of the day: Miércoles de ceniza for Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent …

The Magi Day or Día de los Reyes in Antigua Guatemala BY RUDY GIRON

Día de los Reyes in Antigua Guatemala

For Día de Reyes or Epiphany we break a piece of bread known as Rosca de Día de los Reyes. Whoever gets the plastic baby placed inside has to pay for the tamales and ponche on Día de la Candelaria, February 2nd, or Groundhog Day. Click through the link to see Rosca de Día de los Reyes…

Rosca de Día de Reyes

For Día de Reyes or Epiphany we break a piece of bread known as Rosca de Día de Reyes. Whoever gets the …

Burning of the Devil 2017 in Antigua Guatemala

No Sympathy for the Devil

All year long he hides under the bed or in the junk piled up in the corner, casting misfortune or worse on …

The Giant Kites of Guatemala

Here’s your Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: Barriletes for kites. In my humble opinion, Santiago Sacatepequez is the most photogenic location …