On first and second November, two important days for Guatemalans to remember and share with our dead loved ones. If you are traveling in Guatemala during day of the dead, you can´t miss to do some of this:
Visit Sumpango and its Giant Kite Festival:
You will be able to see kite flying everywhere, specially at the commentaries, but this festival at Sumpango is the biggest. The people that is participating on this event, they take basically a year to built kites bigger that 40 fits. This is a festival full of people from all over the world, food and much music.
Are you ready? – So, book you transportation here.
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Try Fiambre – the traditional food during “The Day of the Dead”:
There is much more traditional food but Fiambre is basically prepare during this time so, don’t miss the opportunity to try something new, unique and delicious – We dare you to try this delicious food made with a bunch of many different vegetables, poultry, beef, pork, and fish, different kind of cheese and a sour kind of dressing are also added.
Well. This sounds unique, isn´t it?
So, if you are here and would like to try it, keep in touch, we will be more than happy to share a Fiambre with you!
Visit the Cemmentary in Guatemala
It doesn’t matter where you are in Guatemala, all the cemeteries are decorated with flowers, some of them can have music, many people coming and going, food and much love. All of us thinking about those people that, one day, were part of our daily life and now are living into our heart.
Todosantos – drunk horse race:
Yes, you are reading right – this is a unique “Race” in Guatemala. During this days, hundreds of Maya men dressed in their folk costumes dangle through the packed village, singing along to the cheerful tunes from the many marimba street bands, before jumping on a horse and frantically racing it through town.
After a night of full party and much alcohol, next day, November first, the race starts with about 100 meters of deafens to give the horse and its drunk cowboy the opportunity to win.
Are you interested on see it by your own eyes? – Book your tour there now.
Relax in Xela:
If all that options sound too busy and you just want to relax, Xela is the best place. You can walk around Central park where you will see a lot of people relaxing as well, you can visit the cemetery, one of the most beautiful commentaries you can find here, with a lot of history.
Buy a good coffee and enjoy the delicious Fiambre – as our offices are located here in Xela, feel free to keep in touch or visit us at the office, we will be more than happy to share some advices and meet you on this special day.