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Polaroid of the week: Kite crazy in Chichicastenango

Polaroid of the week: Kite crazy in Chichicastenango

Last Updated on February 23, 2021

On 2 November or Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), there are big kite festivals all over Guatemala. We were lucky to take part in a kite festival in Chichicastenango where the kids are kite crazy. The cemetery on the hill is the main spot where young and old gather and let their kites fly.

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Friday 7th of January 2011

[...] Key Celebrations: In addition to Thursday and Sunday markets, festive days in Chichicastenango include November 1st, All Saints Day, and November 2nd, the Day of the Dead, when hundreds of families gather on the cemetery to drink and eat together, celebrating and mourning the dead, and kids let their kites soar. [...]


Monday 8th of November 2010

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