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Costumes and Carnaval

One day before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday is the traditional celebration of Carnaval. This day is variously known in English-speaking countries as Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day, or Mardi Gras, and this year it falls on Tuesday, February 28TH . In many towns, neighborhoods, and schools here in Guatemala, children dress up...

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The Beginning of Lent: Ash Wednesday

On Wednesday, February 10th, in almost all the Catholic churches everywhere around Guatemala, Ash Wednesday (Miércoles de Ceniza) is celebrated. For many Christian traditions, this day marks the beginning of Lent, the period of 40 days of preparation to relive the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Ash (ceniza in Spanish, from the Latin...

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Five Weeks of Lent

Lent The time of year known as Lent (or Cuaresma in Spanish) is a period of forty days starting on the Wednesday that follows Mardi Gras – Ash Wednesday. These forty days are regarded by many Christians as a period of preparation in which the life of Jesus is celebrated before the final week...

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America, El Portal by Gina Intveen

La Antigua Galeria de Arte is proud to present the Chilean artist Gina Intveen and her exhibition ‘’America, El Portal’’. After many years of preparation, Gina Intveen presents us with the America that inspired her to create this exhibition. An America that is – as she says – ‘’a land of magnificence and abundance’’....

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Universal Preschool Coverage in Guatemala: Can it be done?

Did you know that more than half of Guatemalan children don’t begin school until the ripe old age of seven? By that point, children are already at the tail-end of their formative years for cognitive growth, making their ability to integrate into an educational environment and quickly process information a daunting task. In 2015,...

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The Benefits of Banana Skin

Bananas are a fruit rich in Vitamin A, B, C, K and J – as well as other beneficial minerals. Although you’re well aware of how tasty bananas are, you’re probably didn’t know that their skin is just as valuable. These are some of the benefits of its use: 1. Used as a face...

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Fijate Vos: The State of the City, Part 1

Welcome to the shortest month of the year, Faithful Reader! Here we are in February, and we can now look back on the previous year… the political year, that is. As of the middle of January, Guatemala’s currently serving politicians at all levels – mayors and city councils; congressional diputados; and the President, the...

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Activism On the streets of La Antigua

Mujeres Artesanas de Paz is an organization that is not afraid to deal head on with difficult issues in Guatemalan society. It is an organization that believes that activism breeds progress that we must unite as citizens and talk openly about the things that need to change. Over the course of the last 2...

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The Theft of Baby Jesus

This is one of several customs that came to Guatemala upon the arrival of the evangelists who accompanied the conquerors. It is said that it was the Dominicans who took charge of the Catholic Church at the time of the conquest, and that it was them who brought these customs to the people. The...

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Enduro in Guatemala

Enduro is one of the most exciting forms of extreme motorcycle sport that is practised off-road. It combines adrenaline, skill and physical prowess on the part of the rider and requires mastering different dimensions such as speed and technique. As Guatemala is a country that boasts many mountains and volcanoes it is a perfect...

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