Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Reina de los Barriletes

Santiago Sacatepequez is the village known for its giant kites flown in the cemetary on All Saints' Day/Day of the Dead (Nov 1 and 2). They have other festivities leading up to the big holiday, including the crowning of the Reina de los Barriletes (Queen of the Kites), and these photos are from this year's parade. Notice all the people wearing their Santiago Sacatepequez traje. It's easy to see that traje is very important to one's identity in Guatemalan villages.