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Traditional Christmas Guatemalan Tamales ( recipe )

Like the traditional Guatemalan tamales, the Guatemalan Christmas Tamales are an essential dish on the table for Christmas Dinner in Guatemala, a culinary gift to share with family and loved ones.

Las Posadas - Christmas Tradition Antigua Guatemala

The Christmas Posadas tradition (Las Posadas de Navidad) in Antigua Guatemala is another strong tradition in Guatemalan culture and it is part of the end of the year holiday celebrations. Las Posadas begin on December 16th ton end on December 24th (nine nights before Christmas).

The Christmas Season is here

We welcome the Christmas season. These are moments of peace, joy and sharing with your loved ones.

The Burning of the Devil in Antigua Guatemala

Burning of the Devil (La Quema del Diablo) The popular tradition in Guatemala held every year on December 7th, at 6:00 pm. Families make bonfires on the street, in front of their houses to burn the image of the Devil.

El Pan Nuestro de Cada Día - French Bread and Sweet Bread Guatemala

Including ‘French bread’ (Pan Frances) and ‘sweet bread’ (Pan Dulce) on the table is one of the strongest culinary customs in Guatemala and Antigua Guatemala is no exception. The French Bread accompanies some of the typical dishes of Guatemala, especially the well known Tamal (Tamale).

Hot Fruit Punch - Ponche de Frutas - Guatemala hot drink recipe

Guatemala is characterized by keeping a wide array of colorful traditions, and the famous Hot Fruit Punch (Ponche de Frutas as known in Guatemala) is one of them. This is a traditional hot drink for Christmas time (Navidad or Noche Buena as known in Guatemala).

Ayote en Dulce - Sweet Pumpkin Guatemalan Recipe

On November 1st, Guatemala celebrates All Saints’ Day, a very traditional and colorful festivity in Guatemala, on this day the Giant Kites event takes place in Sumpango and Santiago Sacatepequez (click here to learn more about this date) and families and close friends get together to enjoy delicious national dishes, the Sweet Pumpkin (Dulce de Ayote) is one of them.

Giant Kites Sumpango & Santiago Sacatepequez Guatemala

On November 1st of each year, on All Saints' Day in Guatemala, the well-known tradition of the Giant Kite Festival is celebrated. This colorful tradition admired by locals and tourists alike, takes place in Sumpango and Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala.

Fiambre Guatemalan Dish

The popular Guatemala dish we all enjoy every year on November 1st, which is ‘All Saints Day’ (El Día de Todos Los Santos), a day before the ‘Dia de Los Muertos’. Some say that this dish is an offering for a particular date of the year. But the history tell us the real origin of this popular Guatemalan dish.

Guatemalan Handicrafts

Guatemala tradition on handicrafts dates back to pre-Hispanic times. Handicrafts covers all work or work done by hand, without the support of any kind of machinery. These handmade works produce costumes or clothing, some decorative, but most of them are utilitarian objects.

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