Barriletes Gigantes de Sumpango

Well, Sumpango was a lot of fun.  Every November 1st, you’ll find this festival in Sacatepéquez, where among other things you can see giant kites made exclusivly for this day. And for a few Quetzales you can fly one on your own, which never fails to entertain.  Each giant kite takes several months of preparation, creativity are rewarded.  The event has existed for some time now and was recognized as a cultural heritage of Guatemala by the Ministry of Culture.

In the main picture, a couple of girls trying to get a photograph on one of the kites.   So, there it is, that’s my particular view from The Giant Kite Festival, Myrna also has published about it, dont miss it.

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