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October 2015


October 31, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
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31 Sat. 8pm — HALLOWEEN PARTIES Cocktail specials, live music, prizes for best dressed & more! Rainbow Café, 7a av. sur #8; also Swedish DJ Gunn Lundemo, Fridas Cocina Mexicana y Bar, Calle del Arco #29, La Antigua -- and several more throughout the country.

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November 2015

All Saints Day

November 1, 2015
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Giant kites at Sumpango (Carlos Villegas)

1 Sun., ALL SAINTS DAY Guatemalans prepare fiambre and visit cemeteries bringing flowers to honor departed family and friends. Giant Kites are flying in many towns, including Santiago and Sumpango Sacatepéquez. Most banks and businesses are closed. Countrywide (photo "Giant kites" by Carlos Villegas)

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November 14, 2015
Rainbow Café,
7a avenida sur #8
La Antigua, Guatemala
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14 Sat. ANNIVERSARY Join us as we celebrate 23 years serving delicious food and drinks in a great atmonsphere! 8pm Live music, special offers on drinks, cake and more! Rainbow Café, 7a av. sur #8, La Antigua

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Celebrating Thanksgiving in Guatemala

November 26, 2015
Country wide

26 Thurs. THANKSGIVING (U.S.) Here is a list of places that are offering special Thanksgiving meals: La Antigua • Camino Real, Restaurante Las Velas, 7a calle poniente #33 B Lunch & dinner. RSVP 7873-7000 • Mesón Panza Verde, 5a av. sur #19, Tel: 7955-8282 • Epicure, 3a av. norte #11-B, Lunch & dinner Tel: 7832-5522 • Pergaminos (Filadelfia), 150m north from San Felipe de Jesús Church. Lunch. Tel. 7728-0800 • Las Palmas, 6a av norte #14, Lunch & dinner. Tel: 7832-9734 • Welten, 4a…

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December 2015

Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights

December 6, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

6 Sun., sunset, ends Mon., 16th Hanukkah The Festival of Lights.  Worldwide

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CONVITE A celebration honoring the Virgen de Concepción

December 7, 2015
Ciudad Vieja,
Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala
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photo by Mercedes Mejicanos

7 Mon. CULTURAL EVENT A celebration honoring the Virgen de Concepción with a parade of floats (convite) leaving the cathedral and traveling through Ciudad Vieja, Sacatepéquez

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December 7, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Barrio de la Concepción,
4a calle oriente
La Antigua, Guatemala
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7 Mon., 6pm QUEMA DEL DIABLO (Burn the devil) A ceremony that eliminates evil spirits and clears the way for Christmas celebrations. Live music. Barrio de la Concepción, 4a calle oriente, La Antigua

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TRADITION Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe

December 12, 2015
Country wide

12 Sat. DÍA DE LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE. Children dress in typical clothing in homage to the Virgin. One such procession begins at 3pm, La Merced church, La Antigua. Countrywide

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December 16, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Museo Ixchel de Traje Indígena,
6a calle final, z. 10
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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16 Wed., 4pm POSADA Traditional posada with the sound of pitos, tortugas and chinchines, also sensory games Un Encuentro Sonoro and Tejiendo Experiencias. Traditional Christmas dishes and beverages available for sale.  Museo Ixchel, 6a calle final, z. 10, Guatemala City

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PILGRIMAGE Día del Señor de Esquipulas

December 22, 2015
Esquipulas, Guatemala
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Guatemala, black christ

15 Fri. PILGRIMAGE Día del Señor de Esquipulas. Thousands of pilgrims flock to Esquipulas from all over Latin America in scenes reminiscent of Semana Santa in La Antigua. The people come both to request assistance from El Cristo Negro and to fulfill promises to return, made in exchange for assistance that was gratefully received. Photos and more info here.

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