Posts Tagged ‘traditions’

Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Virgen de Guadalupe
On the 12 of December, Guatemalans join the Mexican celebration of the Virgen de Guadalupe. (more…)

Todos Santos Cuchumatán

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Todos Santos Cuchumatán, a town of proud people who value their ancient traditions.

Tres Pueblos, by Proyeccion Folklorica Zoel Valdes

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

First Act depicts the daily life and dancing of the Chorti People, an ethnic group of Mayan origin.

Second act depicts life and dancing of the Garifuna People, brought to the country as slaves during colonial times.

Third act is about Day of the Death and kite flying. For Mayan people, the flight of kites symbolizes the journey of relatives soul to the after life. If the kite flies high; it means the soul is ascending to heaven. If the kite is having trouble gaining altitude and stability; it means the soul is going to the purgatory. And if the kite fails to lift or dives down, it means the soul is going to hell. Think about it next time you see them kites.

The Artists:

Food: Fiambre

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

I’m a day behind on eating Fiambre. Fiambre is a traditional dish eaten for Day of the Death, 31st of October.
My recipe for Fiambre: Eating it and taking a long nap.
This is a plate with two kinds of Fiammbre: Fiambre Blanco and Fiambre Rojo.
Bon Appétit.