Quema del Castillo, Flores, Petén

During the festivities of the Feria Titular, on the Island of Flores, a large fake tree full of fireworks (Castillo they called it) is set on fire and the projectiles fly in every direction while the hundreds of bystanders seek cover.

Another tradition this night is the vaca or cow, a person with a cow costume which is full of fireworks runs chasing the audience while the projectiles shoot in every direction.
The Feria Titular runs from January 6 to the 16th, and the burning of the castle and the cow occur at the main square of the Island of Flores.

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