Kite Festival Highlight of Sumpongo, Guatemala

Kite festival, Sumpango, Guatemala.

November 1 is All Saints Day, an important holiday through much of Latin America. But the small town of Sumpongo, Guatemala puts its own special spin on the holiday by combining it with a major kite festival, making it one of the most popular events for visitors to this Central American country. Traditionally, kites were flown in the graveyard. It is believed that spirits of… Read moreKite Festival Highlight of Sumpongo, Guatemala

Market Day in Chichicastenango

Chichicastenango, Guatemala

We’re overwhelmed with a riot of sights, smells and sounds. The market at Chichicastenango is considered the most colourful in the Americas, attracting buyers and sellers from around Guatemala, trading in everything from food and livestock to finely woven textiles and cheap tourist knick-knacks. On Sunday, commercialism in this mountain town melds with religion. The action centres on the steps of Santo Tomas Church, usually… Read moreMarket Day in Chichicastenango