We’re celebrating Jesus’ birth here in the States, but I wondered about how things are celebrated in Guatemala. I found a blogger who wrote about Christmas in the town where we’ll be in language school starting in February. Here are some of the descriptions she gave of Guatemalan Christmases:
For the weeks leading up to Christmas groups of people march through the street carrying lanterns and blowing whistles. These posadas as they are known knock on doors from which they are typically turned away. Their attempt at recreating the pilgrimage endured by Mary and Joseph towards Bethlehem.
Read more about Guatemalan Christmases here.