Burning of The Devil Celebration

Guatemalan Holidays

There are a few December holidays in Guatemala, but the main one is known as "The Burning Of The Devil"

The Burning of The Devil holiday takes place on December 7. All over the country, Guatemalans take everything burnable such as waste paper, old household items, etc.,

outside of their house and set it afire along with a wooden devil or "diablo" soaked in gasoline and a bounty of fire crackers as a symbol of cleansing their households for the holy weeks to come. The burning of the devil ritual always takes place at 6:00 pm sharp.

Sometimes people dress up like devils.

There is not a specific type of music related to this religious holiday.

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Burning of The Devil Celebration