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PASCUAR - A very old and odd tradition

In ancient times in Antigua Guatemala, there was a tradition that few remember,on the last Saturday of Easter, children received an Easter Spanking. This Christian tradition is called "Pascuar". But it represents a blessing and protection rather than punishment.

Radish Salad Guatemalan Recipe

This recipe is a classic on the Guatemalan table, especially for the summer season. It is a refreshing and very traditional Guatemalan salad. It is the ideal accompaniment for dishes such as beef stew and others also typical of Guatemala.

Pan Dulce de Yema - Sweet Egg-yolk Bread Recipe

The "Pan de Yema" (Sweet Egg-yolk Bread) is a very popular pastry product in Guatemala and Antigua Guatemala during the Easter Week season, very similar to the traditional "Pan de Manteca" (Sweet Bread) in flavor and appearance, although its interior has a more yellowish.

Spanish Words with two meanings Part 2

A second post with three examples on words that have different meanings in Spanish language but written in the same way. This can be easily confusing and by remembering the difference, it'll be easier to understand other ones.

The aroma of Lent in Antigua Guatemala

The Corozo Flower (Scheelea Preussi buret. Arecaceae) is found in humid forests of Guatemala, and other regions of Central America. This flower, together with sawdust, incense and pine, form the traditional aroma of Holy Week (Easter Week) in Antigua Guatemala. Its strong and delicious aroma announces the beginning of the Lenten season in Guatemala.

Black Beans Soup or Broth - Guatemala Recipe

If the corn tortilla is a basic food in the Guatemalan table every day, black beans is perhaps the second most important food in Guatemalans’ diet. Black beans is a very simple food to prepare, but delicious and essential on the table of Guatemalan families, it is rich in flavor, but also rich in iron and proteins.

Spanish words with two meanings - Part 1

In the Spanish language, there are many words that have different meanings, but they are written in the same way. This can be easily confusing. The trick to understanding is just to remember the difference.

Egg-wrapped Green Beans - Guatemala Recipe

We could say that it is almost impossible not to find this dish on the menu of a traditional cuisine of any Guatemalan family. It is very simple to prepare with a few steps to follow, it would be ideal to accompany this dish with rice and a tomato sauce.



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