Revue Magazine August 2021


Antigua Guatemala celebrated its patron saint, St. James (Santiago), on July 25. St. James was an apostle, the conquerors’ patron saint and he is Spain’s patron saint as well. The Spanish named many cities after Santiago. When they founded towns in Guatemala in the 1540s each town received a patron saint and a corresponding fiesta.

On August 15 Guatemala City honors its patron saint, the Virgin of the Assumption. Normally during this celebration, parades, fairs, and parties are held throughout the country.

3rd Place Judges Vote “El mejor lugar del mundo” Lago de Atitlán by Rodrigo Saravia

Here is a breakdown of the articles in this month’s issue. Hadazul Cruz introduces us to a few Lake Atitlán Legends including tales of the Xocomil and the Cerro de Oro. Ms. Cruz also sheds some light on the history of Restoration and Conservation in La Antigua. Architectural style and design was ever changing from the 14th through the 20th century.

Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard shares some of her Desserts With Heart and includes a special recipe for Arroz Con Leche. She explains, “One unfussy dessert that is not only economical and super easy to prepare is arroz con leche (rice pudding).

If you are traveling in Guatemala and have already received your vaccines, please continue to wear your mask in accordance with the Guatemalan mandate. Happy August to all.

John & Terry Kovick Biskovich, Publishers

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