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

 Here are some fun Guatemalan crafts, activities and printables that you can enjoy making to with your children to celebrate Guatemalan’s independence on September 15th or any day. Making these kid-friendly Guatemala crafts is a great way for kids to learn more about Guatemala’s culture and it’s history Photo from DLK’s Crafts for Kids Quetzal Toilet … 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

Rellenitos de platano recipe

Rellenitos de Platano

If you’re looking for the best Guatemalan rellenitos de plátano recipe you’ve come to the right place. I love to share traditional Guatemalan recipes and this Guatemalan dessert is one of my favorite. Rellenitos are made with ripe plantains, filled with beans and covered in sugar. This sweet plantain recipe is one of the most … Read more

Guatemala’s French Toast – Torrejas Recipe

The Torrejas are a typical Guatemalan dessert especially popular during Christmas and during Lent. Torrejas are common in many Latin American countries and every country makes them a little different. There are also many different versions of the Guatemalan recipe for Torrejas. I chose this version because it is somewhat easier and I made sure … Read more

buñuelos

Guatemalan Buñuelos Recipe

  photo credit: JC i Núria via photopin cc   Growing up in Guatemala buñuelos were always one of my favorite foods.  I can still remember the sweet smell of the anise syrup floating in the air every time we when to a “feria”.  I was lucky because my Nana made them at home so … Read more