Colorful cemeteries of Guatemala

      Latin America is known for its vibrant, exuberant and colorful culture. Talking about here and after, in Guatemala, vibrant colors extend to celebrate the departed. Colorful tombstones seen in the cemeteries of Guatemala are definitely an eye catcher. Like in the departments of Solóla, Chichicastenango and Xela (Quetzaltenango), colorful cemeteries became a tourist attraction. And what is the reason behind these colorful cemeteries of Guatemala.? The family paints the gravestone using the favorite color of the departed, is a way of honoring and remembering the dead.

Cemetery in Chichicastenango, Guatemala
Cemetery in Chichicastenango, Guatemala

         It is a colorful delight to see rows of tombstones in cobalt blues, turquoise, bright oranges, soothing shades of green, varieties of red and different tints of yellow. Adding to the burst of colors in the cemeteries of Guatemala, are the beautiful flower arrangements embellishing the tombs furthermore. The vibrant colors seen in the graveyards of Guatemala, embodies the cheerful, high-spirited and lively culture of the country. Colorful cemeteries of Guatemala, a splash of  colorful culture.

Cemetery in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala
Cemetery in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala

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