Guatemala

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Additional Information
Capital Guatemala City
Currency GTQ
Timezone America/Guatemala
Total States 22 departments
Airport City La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City, Mundo Maya International Airport, Flores,
Ruling Type Government
Offical Languages Spanish, Mayan, Arawakan, indigenous,
National Animal Quetzal
Food Pepian, Chiles rellenos, Hilachas
Seasons Autumn  : Sep - Dec
Summer : Jun - Sep
Winter     : Dec - Mar
Sprint      : Mar - Jun


Destination



1 ) Antigua Guatemala
Popular - Historic Building     Location - Antigua Guatemala, -Sacatepequez, -Guatemala

Antigua is a small city surrounded by volcanoes in southern Guatemala. It’s renowned for its Spanish colonial buildings, many of them restored following a 1773 earthquake that ended Antigua’s 200-year reign as Guatemala’s colonial capital. Notable architectural examples include baroque La Merced church. It’s an integral part of the city’s famous Semana Santa, a holy week with parades and rituals.


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Festival

1 ) Semana Santa

Festival Month - March

Easter holy week takes place in March or April depending on the Christian calendar, and celebrations take place all around Guatemala. During the events, you will see Mayan traditions mixed with Catholicism.


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2 ) Coban Folklore Festival

Festival Month - July

This annual festival takes place every year in late July or early August, and is known locally as Rabin Ajau. The town is located in the highlands, surrounded by cloud forests and coffee plantations, and exports cardamom and other spices.


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3 ) Dia de la Asuncion

Festival Month - August

This annual festival celebrates the day of assumption on August 15 in Joyabaj. You will see the palo volador which features men swinging upside down from poles.


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