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  • Recipes: Fiambre (Traditional Guatemalan Salad)

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    Byron has talked about Guatemalan “Día de los muertos” in his blog.  The traditional dish of  this important holiday is Fiambre.  I would like to share the recipe with you in case you want to recreate this authentic Guatemalan dish at home. FIAMBRE (Guatemalan Composed Salad) Serves 12–16 Take away anything you don’t like. Add anything that […]

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  • Guatemala: Celebration of the Day of all Saints and the Dead

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      Halloween is celebrated in the United States on October 31st or “the day of the witches”.  It is a holiday which children and adults dress up like ghosts, monsters or their favorite characters and come out and ask for candies from house to house.  This very fun and interesting celebration of death has been […]

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  • Guatemala: Fiestas Patrias y Símbolos Patrios

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    This is the Spanish translation of our previous blog “Independence celebrations and patriotic symbols”. En septiembre los guatemaltecos engalanan la mayoría de actividades con representación de símbolos que enaltecen los valores patrios, derivado de la conmemoración de la Independencia. Los símbolos patrios de una nación representan una parte importante de nuestra cultura y patrimonio. La […]

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  • Guatemala: Independence celebrations and patriotic symbols

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    In September, Guatemalans spruce up most activities with symbols that represent patriotic values​​, derived from the commemoration of Independence. The patriotic symbols of our nation are an important part of our culture and heritage. National Flag The flag was the first patriotic symbol. The official colors of the national flag were established as three vertical […]

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  • Guatemala: Sexto Estado de los Altos

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    This is the Spanish translation of our previous blog “Sixth State of the Highlands”. Los Altos fue un país de América Central, que fue creado como el sexto Estado de las Provincias Unidas del Centro de América en los años 1,830. Su capital era Quetzaltenango y ocupaba lo que actualmente es el oeste de Guatemala […]

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  • Guatemala: Sixth State of the Highlands

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    Los Altos was a country in Central America, which was created as the Sixth State of the United Provinces of Central America in 1,830. Its capital was Quetzaltenango and occupied what is now western parts of Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico. The country was created by different politics and tensions between Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango on […]

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  • Guatemala: La Cosmovision Maya

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    This is the Spanish translation of our previous blog “Worldview of Maya”. COSMOVISIÓN  El término “cosmovisión” está asociado a la manera de observar e interpretar el mundo. La Cosmovisión Maya se refiere a la visión del mundo del pueblo maya, según la cual “toda la naturaleza se encuentra integrada, ordenada e interrelacionada.” Para este pueblo, […]

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  • Guatemala: Worldview of Maya

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    The word “worldview” means how we observe and interpret the world. The Mayan “worldview” is that “all nature is orderly integrated and interrelated”. To them, “all elements that exist in nature, in other words, everything in the universe, are animated or have life.  Each complements and completes one another.” The most significant aspects of the […]

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  • Guatemala: Quetzaltenango

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    This is the Spanish translation of our previous blog “Quetzaltenango”. Había una vez un lugar místico que fue fundado hace miles de años, rodeado de montañas y volcanes, con un bosque húmedo, el cual guardaba animales coloridos y diferentes, con una flora exuberante y llamativa.  El nombre de esta ciudad era Culahà que significa garganta […]

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