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Letter from the Publisher

Guess what? I must admit that I had to be convinced to do this. It took some time but I’m now finally ready for Qué Pasa to boldly go into this new exciting world of digital publishing and social media. Let me tell you, so is our wonderful team! It all started with our...

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The burning of the devil

December is by far the most anticipated month of the year in various parts of the world, and Guatemala is no exception. Among the most important celebrations of the month is the traditional Burning of the Devil. Historically, the festivities are said to have originated in religious celebrations dedicated to the Virgen de la...

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Celebrating La Guadalupana

On December 12th, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe) is celebrated. On this day in La Antigua, parents dress their young children in typical trajes (traditional costumes) to honor the peasant Juan Diego who, in 1531, saw a vision of a young woman – believed by...

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Flowers of easter

Christmas season is here! Get to know a little something about what gives color to these holidays. During the end-of-year holiday season, which officially starts in Guatemala on December 8th – the day after the Burning of the Devil, but which can start as early as October, there is an element that will definitely...

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Las Posadas

The Christmas season in Guatemala translates to celebrations, parties, food and, of course, traditions. One of the Catholic celebrations that take place during the month of December is to participate in las posadas. Las posadas are celebrated in different countries of Central America and Mexico, but in each place the celebration is different. In...

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Vida Gourmet, Educaid Guatemala and The Paiz Foundation, working together to: Build A Stronger Guatemala

Education proves to be highly effective at empowering individuals, communities and even whole societies. A new partnership in Guatemala combines the experience and resources of the Paiz Foundation, with the initiative of Educaid Guatemala; to provide quality education that strengthens lives from childhood, through future generations. Our efforts focus on children from the highlands,...

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La Quinta Fest

If you are a singer, you create music or you love to listen to it; then this article will interest you. La Antigua, with its many virtues, is home to many artists; among them, those who are dedicated to music. LaQuinta Fest is a platform that seeks to promote the local artist and their...

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El Compañero Leynes

I arrived at Panadería y Café Santa Clara in the morning and went up to their terrace for a great chat with El Compañero—its owner. What is your full name?  I’ll tell you how I present myself: My name is Compañero, and Francisco Alejandro Vásquez Laynes is my nickname. I was born on December 28,...

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Festival de las flores en la Antigua

Guatemala, with its favorable weather and the diversity of flora; its well known as el País de la Eterna Primavera (the country of the eternal spring). It is thanks to this that this year, the First Festival of Flowers will take place in La Antigua Guatemala. The streets –from the Santa Catalina Arc to...

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la Antigua’s hidden Market´s

Every time someone asks me “Where can I buy traditional Guatemalan…?” or “Which is the best place to buy…?“. I  usually think of Antigua’s three biggest markets: The Artisans Market, Antigua’s Municipal Market and Nim Po’t. You know, the usual places tourists flock to buy authentic Guatemalan fabrics, textiles, paintings and handicrafts. But Antigua...

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