Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cultural Observation of the Week:

In Guatemala, Thanksgiving is not a holiday, so the Christmas celebrations start early. In early November, Christmas trees started springing up in all the homes (the plastic kind of course, real Christmas trees don´t exist here). Another sign that Christmas is approaching is that all of the young people have fireworks, and every night in all parts of the city, you can hear miniature explosions. There are sparklers and other small fireworks that we all used as children on the Fourth of
July.

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