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Guatemala’s best fiestas

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Easter Week

Semana Santa processions Antigua.

Easter Week

Maximón confronts Christ in Santiago Atitlán.

July 31–August 6

National Fiesta of Folklore, Cobán.

August 12–15

Marimba-playing marathon Nebaj, in the Ixil region.

September 15

Independence Day nationwide, particularly impressive in Guatemala City

October 31

Pagan skull-bearing procession San José, Petén.

November 1

Kite-flying festival, Santiago, Sacatepéquez and Sumpango.

November 1

Drunken horse race, Todos Santos Cuchumatán.

November 26

Garífuna day, Lívingston.

December 21

Maya-style bungy jump in Chichicastenango.

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