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CHRISTMAS IN GUATEMALA



Throughout Christmas several religious statues are taken for an elaborate procession. At the rear of the parade is an image representing God, this white-bearded man may also resemble a department store Santa Claus. Marimbas and chirimias accompany the procession.

On Christmas Eve festivities end are midnight with a Misa de Gallo or the Mass of the Rooster.

Nacimientos or Manger scenes, are displayed in churches and public arenas. The Christ child is added on Christmas Eve.




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