Guatemala City Guatemala Events
Thousands celebrated the 59th birthday of Trompito the Elephant at the La Aurora Zoo in Guatemala City on Saturday, October 14, 2016.
There are festivals, parades and small fairs all over the country, but the biggest celebration is in Guatemala City. The best place to celebrate Revolution Day is the Plaza de la Revolucion, where thousands of people celebrate in front of the National Palace in the capital. The Dia de los Muertos Dragon Festival is held every year on November 1st and is one of the largest festivals in Guatemala. There are many other festivities such as the San Juan de Domingo Festival and the Guadalajara Festival, among others.
Some festivals preserve pre-Columbian traditions, others are traditions born in a new Guatemala, and still others were pre-existing Mayan cultures and are new to Guatemala and not part of the pre-existing Mayan culture. The Dia de los Todos los Santos is the largest and most important festival in the city of Guatemala on November 1. Various religious collectives parade through the streets of some of our most important cities with shrines and images of Christ and the Virgin Mary. One of the more bizarre festivals in Guatemala is held every year on October 31 in the Mayan Highlands, but in some years, as this year, it takes place on November 2 and in other years on October 3.
The festival is free, so it's a great thing for people on a budget to celebrate in Guatemala, and the event in Antigua Guatemala draws huge crowds into the narrow streets that offer beautiful views of the city of Guatemala City and its surroundings. Canadians should visit the Museo Ixchel in Guatemala City or take a trip to close the museum's exhibition on the history of the Guatemalans in the Mayan highlands and their cultural heritage.
The conservation organisation also works locally with the Fundacion para la Conservacion, and the organisation, which is committed to the protection of local ecosystems, is one of the largest conservation organisations in the world with more than 1,000 members.
The National Revolutionary Unity of Guatemala was founded on 16 February 1982 by Luis Cardoza Aragon and founded by his brother-in-law Patrido Paredes, President of Guatemala. The liberal Criollo of Quetzaltenango was led by General Agustin Guzman, who occupied the city until Corregidor General Mariano Pareses asked Guatemala City to assume the presidency.
When the emissary returned to Guatemala City, he told the president everything he said, but added that the local forces were formidable. Knowing that Morazan was going to attack El Salvador, Francisco Ferrera gave him weapons and ammunition and convinced him to attack Guatemala City. Using Salazar's good faith and Fer Herrera's weapons, Carrera surprised Guatemala on April 13, 1839. Both Salazar and Mariano Galvez Barrundia fled after the arrival of Carrero's militiamen.
Salvadoran leaders have launched a campaign against the conservative Guatemalan regime and invited Honduras and Nicaragua to join the alliance. Only the Honduran government under Juan Lindo accepted, and the general of the Guatemalan Captain's Cordon joined the First Mexican Empire under Agustin Itubide. On September 15, 1821, Guatemala, an administrative region of the Spanish Empire consisting of El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Paso, officially declared independence from Spain. Spain gained independence in 1823 under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, a treaty between Spain and Guatemala.
Today, Guatemala City serves as the main entry point for all transport routes to and from Guatemala and as a holiday destination. Today, Guatemalan cities and the transport route that passes through them serve as main entry and exit points.
Guatemala has several museums that show Mayan history, gourmet restaurants, a bustling mercado, winding streets and a variety of tourist attractions. Guatemala City, Guatemala, offers a variety of attractions, from various museums showing Mayan stories to an eclectic mix of art, architecture, art galleries, museums, hotels, cafes, bars, restaurants and gourmet restaurants.
Antigua, the colonial capital, allows visitors to experience special festivals and Christmas traditions in Guatemala. One of the great festivals of Mayan culture is the Fiesta Nacional Indigena in Guatemala, which takes place every year and sometimes in early August. People from all over the world travel to Guatemala City to experience the festivities and cultural traditions. Guatemala is home to many cultural events such as Christmas, Easter, New Year's Eve, Christmas and other special events.
Guatemala's capital and largest city is Nueva Guatemala de la Asuncion, also known as Guatemala City. The city is located in a mountain valley called Valle de Ermita and with a population of over 1.5 million inhabitants is the capital of the country and the largest city in Central America. Guatemala is a representative democracy and behaves like other Latin American countries such as Mexico and Honduras. For a list of universities in Guatemala, please see Guatemala University, University of Guatemala and Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Guatemala.