The Posadas in Guatemala

Guatemala is a country filled with traditions and customs. This becomes more evident with the arrival of the holiday celebrations, which according to the Guatemalan historian Celso Lara, are some of the most beautiful in Latin America. Traditions in Guatemala are a fusion of elements and beliefs of Arab, Spanish and Mayan origin. The December … Read more

La Quema del Diablo: A Dying Guatemalan Tradition?

Every year, as a child, I would look forward with excitement to December 7th. On that day we would gather old newspapers, magazines and cardboard boxes that we had been collecting in the garage for months and make a big pile on the street next to the curve. We would wait for my father to … Read more

Guatemalan Crafts and Activities for Kids

Today, September 15th, Guatemala celebrates it’s independence day. Here are some fun activities and printables that you can enjoy making with your children so they can learn more about Guatemala, it’s culture and it’s history. Photo from DLK’s Crafts for Kids Quetzal Toilet Paper Roll Craft from DLTK’s Crafts for Kids. Love this cute craft … Read more

picking eggs for Easter

Easter in the USA and Semana Santa in Guatemala

Easter is one of my children’s favorite holidays. My little guy is all about the chocolate while my daughter loves the idea of the Easter bunny, the parties and the crafts. Easter is almost over and while my kids run around the house in a sugar rush after eating more chocolate eggs than they should … Read more