Day of the Dead Giant Kite Festival

Day of the Dead Giant Kite Festival

Duration: 6 hours / Difficulty: Easy

The first of November is known as All Saints' Day, or Day of the Dead here in Guatemala. To celebrate, giant tissue paper kites are hand-made and raised in a small town close to Antigua, Guatemala. We will depart from a central meeting point in Antigua at approximately 9:30am. Upon arrival in Sumpango, we will take a guided walk through the cemetery where you will see and feel the celebratory atmosphere as loved ones join together to remember their deceased family members. Next, we will head to the festival grounds, where you can watch the giant kites being raised on display. Join us for an explanation of the meaning behind the kites, and enjoy the views, the festival food, the music, and the culture in this significant, unique and beautiful festival. We recommend you bring sun protection as the sun is strong and the day is long! We depart around 2:30pm and will arrive back in Antigua at 4pm.

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