Guatemala's main Religion is Catholicism.
But 50-60% is Roman Catholicism.
Guatemala, 40% Protestant and 1% follow the indigenous.
What do most people believe in?
People in Guatemala believe in "MAXIMON" which is also known as Satan. "Depending on who you ask, "Maximón is Satan, a Catholic saint, or a relic of the pre-colonial Mayan religion. Everyone can agree on what he looks like, at least: He’s a dapper, mustachioed gentleman in a black suit and sombrero. You'll never mistake him because he's always smoking a cigarette or large cigar, and his houses of worship are filled with burning candles, bottles of rum or Quetzalteca grain alcohol, and other offerings from his supplicants".
Guatemala's Official Language is Spanish.
The way you say hello in this language is "Hola".
23 Mayan ethnic groups 60.2% were categorized asnon-indigenous.
- New Year's Day
- Labor Day
- Army Day
- Independence Day
- Revolution Day
- All Saints Day
- Christmas Day
- Dia de los muertos
- Semana Santa.
- Maya cuisine
January 1: New Year's Day
The traditional celebration is important because
it was a ritual observed by
the ancestors of modern-day Mayans,
a civilization that was once spread across central and
- March/April: Easter
The Passion of Jesus is portrayed in almost every community and some prepare almost a year for their roles.Easter is the most important celebration of the year in the country. Processions are held throughout the country with thousands of people participating. Floats are constructed and sawdust carpets decorated with fruit and flowers, called huertos, are made for Jesus inside the churches.
- May 1: Labor Day
It was originally celebrated as a working man's holiday, to give them a day of rest.
- June 30: Army Day
Army Day is A Day of Remembrance for Guatemala. because of the veterans
- September 15: Independence Day
- Guatemala's Independence from Spain in 1821
- October 20: Revolution Day
- celebrates the overthrow of Dictator Jorge Ubico in 1944 and the beginning of 10 years of revolution government known as the "10 years of Spring".
- November 1: All Saints Day
All saints day cemeteries of Santiago Sacatepequez and Sumpango near Antigua Guatemala. Many Guatemalans feast on a traditional food known as fiambre. An unusual horse race is held in Todos Santos Cuchumatan.
- December 25: Christmas Day
Nativity scenes, hand-made Christmas ornaments and small procession known as "posadas" create a joyful atmosphere during December.