Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Guatemalan Independence Day!

On September 15, 1821, the Captaincy of Guatemala (which was made up of Chiapas (now a state in Mexico), Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras) proclaimed independence from Spain.

This weekend we saw all the runners carrying the torch of freedom around Antigua, and today we're going to go watch some parades. Here are a few photos I took during last year's celebration!

2 comments:

avrilloreti said...

Happy Independence Day! I love hearing about holidays around the world and how people celebrate! I hope you're having an amazing day!!!!!! Party!

Terri said...

Hope you had a wonderful day!! I went to Guatemala 2 years ago when my daughters best friend made her Quinceanera and loved it! We visited Pinula, Jalapa and Antigua, hope I spelled everyting right. I did a lot of shopping in Antigua...lol