Revue Magazine December 2021


Although the December holiday season will once again be on the subdued side of things, the spirit of giving and good-cheer will not be abated. The Photo Contest for this month was Fiestas, and the photographs will transport us to those fun times past and help us imagine future celebrations. In The Dance of the 24 Devils, Hadazul Cruz explains in text and images the preparations and joy that are a part of this traditional fiesta that normally grace the streets of Ciudad Vieja during the first days of December.

REVUE Photo Contest December

1st Place Popular Vote “Feria Patronal en honor a los apóstoles Pedro y Pablo” San Pedro Sacatepéquez by Estuardo Tunche

Since there will be no large outdoor events scheduled for this holiday season, including Ciudad Vieja’s Patron Saint Festivities, the Burning of the Devil, the Immaculate Conception procession, the Día de La Virgen de Guadalupe procession and the Christmas processions, we have included a look at some of the events we will be missing in December, A Retrospective. There will not be any large gatherings arranged for celebrating the New Year either.

We have a Book Alert that we are very excited about. Our friend and long-time revue contributor Chef Amalia Moreno-Damgaard has just released a new cookbook, Amalia’s Meso-american Table, which includes 132 international recipes. She goes beyond borders to explore modern takes on ancient Latin American dishes. Her first book was the award-winning Amalia’s Guatemalan Kitchen. ¡Buen provecho!

All of us at REVUE wish all of you a wonderful and fulfilling holiday season and a successful New Year! Please stay safe.

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