Patron Saint Festival In Antigua Guatemala

Did you know La Antigua Guatemala, literally meaning “Ancient Guatemala”,  is not the city’s original name? Antigua’s full name is… get ready because it’s a mouthful… La Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, or “The Very Noble and Very Loyal City of Saint James of the Knights ofContinue reading “Patron Saint Festival In Antigua Guatemala”

Guatemalan Christmas And New Years Traditions: Posadas

On my earlier post about holiday festivities in Guatemala, I had grumbled about how Americanized the whole thing was turning out to be. I’m glad to report that the first experience was the exception to the rule. In the US, Christmas means mostly one thing: holiday shopping. Pursuing the best deals and completing arm-length shopping lists isContinue reading “Guatemalan Christmas And New Years Traditions: Posadas”