10-Hour Life Cycle of a Semana Santa Alfombra (Holy Week Carpet)

Guatemala Holy Week Carpet

During the Holy Week alfombras (carpets) are created on the streets of the procession routes. It is a long-standing tradition and the variety and artistic beauty must be seen to be truly appreciated. This series by photographer Katrin Neuhaus shows, from beginning to end, the approximately 10-hour life cycle of one of these creations of devotion. See the entire slide […]

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AMALIA’S KITCHEN: Lent — Smørrebrød

Smørrebrød

Lenten season is also an opportunity to explore foods outside the normal realm of traditional choices. Cooking or eating out during season of Lent does not have to be difficult, it just takes a bit of awareness and creativity. Every year many Christians observe special diets during 40 days. As I listened to the priest’s sermon one recent morning at […]

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, April 2016: Having Fun in Guatemala

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Winners by Popular Vote Winners by Editorial Decision A big thanks to all the participating photographers. The winners and a number of honorable mentions will be published in the April, 2016 issue of Revue. You can see all of the submissions of the April Photo Contest here — and for next month… stay tuned

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Semana Santa at Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Guatemala holy week

Holy week at Lake Atitlán is a blending of Mayan and Christian Tradition. Living in La Antigua Guatemala affords me the opportunity of being right in the heart of one of the grandest celebrations of Lent (Cuaresma) in all of Latin America—Semana Santa! Last year, I even had the good fortune of experiencing some of the Holy Week festivities on […]

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LIFESTYLE: At the Heart of Ritual—Christina Kerndal

Guatemala style

With a special collection of antique Indian furnishings and architectural accessories, the decor boutique Ritual works with clients locally and internationally to find the perfect piece of history to complement their design project. It could be a gate from a palace in the desert, a stone portal from a village on the spice route, or a ceremonial necklace from the […]

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ART: “Reflexiones en Color” by Guatemalan artist Hugo González Ayala

Guatemala art

Saturday. ART Presenting Reflexiones en Color by Guatemalan artist Hugo González Ayala. Color which he has joyously explored throughout his career is translated into the buoyant, verdant and bountiful landscape of Guatemala’s Highlands and the country’s jewel of a colonial town, La Antigua. His masterful control of painting conveys his ‘own reality’ with playful imagination through color, form and perspective. […]

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BOOK ALERT: Incidents in the Life of a Maya Archaeologist

Guatemala book

As told to Winifred Veronda. Ed Shook approaches the reader of Incidents in the Life of a Maya Archaeologist “with outstretched arms and a toothy grin” and welcomes the unsuspecting into a life that, as he tells Winifred Veronda, didn’t progress from point A to point B but zigzagged from a night school engineering class to six decades as a […]

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Fuego Volcano: What’s going on?

Fuego Volcano Guatemala

“The reason why the February eruptions seemed stronger was basically wind direction blowing from west to northeast,” says volcanologist Gustavo Chigna at INSIVUMEH. “Each volcano is an independent machine—nay, each vent and monticule is for the time being engaged in its own peculiar business, cooking as it were its special dish, which in due time is to be separately served.” This […]

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SUPER TUESDAY March 1

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SUPER TUESDAY March 1, 8:30am-6pm Democrats Abroad 2016 Global Primary In-Person Voting. Members unable to vote in person on March 1st may request a remote ballot to vote by mail, fax or email from mayadems@yahoo.com. Deadline: February 15, 2016. Democrats Abroad Guatemala is the official overseas arm of the USA Democratic Party in Guatemala. Café Condesa, Central Park, La Antigua

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MOVIE Italian Movies by M. Pellegrini

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Friday. (Italian, Spanish subtitles) MOVIE Italian Movies (2012) by M. Pellegrini, starring Aleksei Guskov, Eriq Ebouaney, Filippo Timi, Harvey Virdi, Anita Kravos, Michele Venitucci and Neil D’Souza, presented in competition at the Rome International Film Festival and other venues throughout Europe and the U.S. Instituto Italiano de Cultura, 16 calle 2-55, z. 10, Guatemala City

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CONCERT “Chill & Love”

Guatemala music

Wednesday. “Chill & Love” celebrates the music of Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Adele performed by musicians Felipe Guzmán, Julio López, José López, Mario Gatica, Mafer Martínez and Grisell Martínez. Presented by Musicofilia. Admission: Q100 Teatro de Don Juan 7a avenida 5-37, zona 1, Guatemala City For ticket sales contact entradas@musicofilia.gt

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Winners of the Revue Photo Contest, March 2016: Holy Week in Guatemala

Guatemala Holy Week

Winners by Popular Vote Winners by Editorial Decision A big thanks to all the participating photographers. The winners and a number of honorable mentions will be published in the March, 2016 issue of Revue. You can see all of the submissions of the March Photo Contest HERE — and for next month… stay tuned

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ART Exposition and Silent Auction

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INAUGURACIÓN DE LA EXPOSICIÓN COLECTIVA “GALERÍA DE VALLAS 2015”, Y SUBASTA SILENCIOSA EN GALERÍA del CENTRO DE FUNDACIÓN G&T CONTINENTAL El próximo jueves 11 de febrero a las 18:30 horas, en Galería del Centro de Fundación G&T Continental (5ave.12-38, zona 1), se realizará la inauguración de la exposición colectiva Galería de Vallas 2015, organizada por el Distrito Cultural Zona Viva. […]

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