Festivals and events

January

New Year

March/April

Holy Week
(4 days). Easter celebrations are exceptional in Antigua and Santiago Atitlán. Bus fares may be doubled.

May

1 May
 is Labour Day
.

August

15 Aug
 is a public holiday in Guatemala City only.

September

15 Sep
Independence Day.

October

12 Oct  Discovery of America (not a business holiday),  20 Oct Revolution Day.

November

1 Nov All Souls' Day
. Celebrated with abandonment and drunkeness in Todos Santos. In Santiago Sacatepéquez, the
Día de
los Muertos
is characterized by colourful kite-flying (
barriletas
).

December

24 Dec Christmas Eve (from noon, although not a business holiday), 25 Dec Christmas Day, 31 Dec  (public holiday from noon).


This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
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