El Baile del Palo Volador takes place in Chichi for the festival of St. Thomas, the town's patron saint.

Anthropology: Guatemala’s Most Spectacular Festivals and Local Indigenous Traditions

Colonial History and Local Indigenous Traditions Guatemalan festivals raise the bar for Latin American celebrations by infusing both Christian and Mayan traditions with captivating art, mouth-watering food, innovative performances, and death-defying acts. Despite the everlasting mark of the colonial era, … Continue reading Anthropology: Guatemala’s Most Spectacular Festivals and Local Indigenous Traditions

Painting of the festival of samhain people mystical creatures dancing in the woods

Anthropology: The Cultural Meaning of Different Halloween Symbols in Society

Each year, Halloween falls on October 31st. In the West, the spooky season we know today came from various religious rituals and ancient festivals. Did you know it’s one of the oldest holidays in the world? In countries like Australia, … Continue reading Anthropology: The Cultural Meaning of Different Halloween Symbols in Society