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“Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life.”
You can bring: A photo of a loved one, flowers—preferably marigolds, things that the person you are honoring enjoyed in life. No real candles, please.
All Saints Days in Guatemala
Around the world, people do things to remember their loved ones in different ways. It can be through celebrations and festivities or quiet prayer and mourning. In Guatemala, the most important holiday to pay respect to the deceased is on November 1, All Saints Day, or Día de Todos Santos. On this day, the country transforms into a lively exhibition of remembrance filled with flowers, artistic decorations, and food. Additionally, they have Kite Festival—Locals say that these huge kites are used as a way to connect with the deceased, and these kites take over the skies of Santiago Sacatepequez and Sumpango, where the largest kite festivals take place. They have other traditions such decoration the the tombs of their loved ones, as well as a ribbon race and a traditional meal. For more information on this event visit: