Posted 30 October, 2013 by Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Festival invite barrel Gigantes

El Festival de Barriletes Gigantes de Santiago Sacatepéquez se estará celebrando el 1 y 2 de noviembre, por lo cual la ASOSDEC y el MCD invita a la población a presenciar esta actividad

The Kite Festival Santiago Sacatepéquez Giants will be celebrating the 1 and 2 November, whereby the MCD ASOSDEC and invites the public to attend this activity

The Civil Association for Cultural Development of Santiago Sacatepéquez ASOSDEC, with support from the Ministry of Culture and Sports, made this day an invitation, Guatemalans to visit the square Cemetery 31 October to 02 November and be part of the Giant Kite Festival that will be taking place in the town.

We will have activities from 31 October, in the place of general cemetery. The first of November is the festival giant kites. The 02 have kite flying in the general cemetery and 03 there are still people who visit us, Like no kite flying afternoon, With Santos Berta reported, of ASOSDEC.

About 14 giant kites on display, that measured average 18 meters 40 barriletes volando, the attraction for these days of celebration in Santiago Sacatepéquez, tradition that has 114 years of existence.

We believe that we as citizens of this beautiful country we need to encourage this practice, not only for the cultural importance, but also for what it means to make a ... means a keg community involvement and participation of families and especially, the use of raw material for the manufacture of these works of art, Leandro said Yax, Deputy Culture.

According to the Kaqchikel worldview, each sector of the land is owned by a protective spirit, arise is where many of the traditions that persist in Santiago Sacatepéquez, especially the majestic giant kites, which has its origin in the spiritual. Over the years, this has become an ancient practice and social life in the days of November, when the winds are strongest in Guatemala.

The Giant Kite Festival is a major cultural activities taking place in Santiago Sacatepéquez, hence, the Cultural Development and Development of Cultures, supports the promotion of this tradition, cultural heritage of the nation, informó Everardo Chuc, Director.

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