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Remembrance Day in Guatemala#

Like in most countries November 1 is dedicated to the memory of all beloved ones who are not alive any more. This is also true in Gutaemala: Cemetries and graves are decorated with flowers, and are visited with small gifts from those still alive. (First two pictures) Yet there is also another component: an attempt to contact the souls in the sky by flying a huge number of kites of all shapes, colours, designs, and sizes...some 10 m large! It is a true spectacle yet you better keep your head up all the time to see if one of the kites comes down inadvertantently on you!

And afterwards there is a festival of huge dimensions....

All Photos: Hermann Maurer 2011. All pictures can be used freely if mentioned as "Foto: H. Maurer in austria-forum.org"

Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala
Remembrance Day in Guatemala