Maya traditions around Lake Atitlan

What happens in Guatemala on December 7th?

La quema del Diablo or The burning of the Devil, is a traditions that is held in Guatemala every Dec 7th, one day before the celebration of Conception virgin. Accoring to catholic church, on this days Saint Michael the Archangel should tied up the dragon. So in that way Virgin Mary will convived Jesus.

In this area every family make bonfire in their patio or in the street to burn the image of the devil, although many people they use this days to get rid of old stuff that they do not needed and burned.

Most of this traditions you can experience during your visit in any part of Guatemala.

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