Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday, a day of fasting, is the first day of Lent in Western Christianity. It occurs 46 days (40 fasting days, if the six Sundays, which are not days of fast, are excluded) before Easter and can fall as early as February 4 or as late as March 10. Ash Wednesday is observed by[…]

Cupid

In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupīdō [kʊˈpiː.doː], meaning “desire”) is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus and the war god Mars. He is also known in Latin as Amor (“Love”). His Greek counterpart is Eros. Although Eros is generally portrayed[…]

The Culture, Traditions, and Heritage of Guatemala

The national culture of Guatemala reflects strong Mayan and Spanish influences. During the second half of the 19th century, it was influenced by the arrival of other Europeans, especially Germans, and recently by recent movements of thousands of Guatemalans to and from the United States. The Mayan culture has remained as one of the largest[…]

El Monumento de San Agustín

  Entre la 7a Avenida y la 5a Calle Poniente de La Antigua, se encuentra un monumento que perteneció al convento del patriarca y doctor San Agustín (de la orden mendicante del mismo nombre), siendo el prelado de la misma orden don Francisco de Ibarra quien solicitó la construcción del templo y de su convento allá por[…]

La Antigua Guatemala

Located 45 km from Guatemala City, the picturesque and Charming city of La Antigua Guatemala, built in 1543, is the departmental capital of Sacatepéquez. Antigua is situated in a valley surrounded by three volcanoes and mountains covered with coffee plantations. Because of its history and impressive  beauty , it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage[…]