Parol

Parol: A symbol of Filipino Christmas Spirit

“For Filipinos, parol making and hanging them outside is a representation of the star of Bethlehem that guided the Three Wise Men to the manger of the newly born Jesus Christ.” Continue reading Parol: A symbol of Filipino Christmas Spirit

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Burning the devil

The tradition of “Burning the Devil” in Guatemala

“A symbolical tradition that the fire which burns the devil serves as  purifying element, as the Virgin Mary was the blessed one to conceive baby Jesus must be free from any form of evil, therefore the event served as “burning the devil” to  clear the way for Mary’s feast.” Continue reading The tradition of “Burning the Devil” in Guatemala

Rompopo and Caldo de frutas: Salcajá , Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Homemade alcoholic beverages of Salcajá, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala: Rompopo and Caldo de frutas

Getting drunk is not new in Guatemala, or anywhere in the world, everybody have their own version of “happy hour/moment”. For many years , Salcajá has been the best reference for the production of homemade alcoholic beverages in Guatemala. Salcajá is a … Continue reading Homemade alcoholic beverages of Salcajá, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala: Rompopo and Caldo de frutas