A devil made of paper, wood and cloth. A devil of an intense red color, in a thoughtful position, thinking the answer to the public complaint. This devil represents a satire of the country's politics.
Every December 7, at 6:00 p.m. Guatemalans join the tradition of burning the devil. In Antigua Guatemala, the tradition has a special event in the exit square of the colonial city of Antigua. The tradition has a special meaning in Guatemala for its association with religious festivals. In some cases, these cultural traditions are transformed into satire expressions towards social politics and problems, as well as environmentalists.
This year 2019 in Antigua Guatemala, this event has a connotation of politics and social protest with a funny twist.
The devil sign says
How are you guys doing? Thanks to this friend of mine that I have under my paws, we are considered "the third safe country". Who would say ...
We've got increased: looting, zero migrants, zero robberies, zero kidnappings, zero extractions, zero employment. (I give you ZERO on everything...) We hope that our new authorities take off the blindfold and not have us on our knees because of the wave of violence.
See you this 7th at 18:00. OK.