Posted 22 July, 2013 by Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

San Marcos is in the 2013 the epicenter of culture

The next 24 July will be inaugurated in San Marcos, workshops Festival of Cultures, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports and supported by the Organization of American States OEI, which aims to create and recreate to the population affected by the recent earthquake in late 2012.

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Festival of Cultures

The Festival will begin with training and workshops for children and adults in the municipalities most affected by the earthquake: San Antonio Sacatepéquez, Esquipulas Palo Gordo and San Pedro Sacatepequez, culminating in the departmental capital of San Marcos, in November 2013. There will be arts, visual arts, dance, marimba, music, theater, storytelling techniques and conferences.

The effort to continue performing culture festivals, Sports and Recreation in Guatemala, arises from the need to create spaces that encourage and enable dialogue between different artistic and cultural, with the participation of various public, said the executive committee organizing the Festival.

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Festival of Cultures


Hence, for the Ministry is important to institutionalize the Festival of Cultures, taking advantage of the artistic potential that is in all regions of the country and thus benefit the Guatemalan population, as it is intended to rotate the venues in the departments of the republic, conducting these festivals nationwide.

In July initiate workshops, is programmed with the Ministry of Education for teachers, so that they are multipliers and pass on to their students, precisely that dropout has been. Are based on national curriculum focused, said Lucia Weapons, General Director of the Arts.

 Festival de las culturas

The initiative to create a Cultural Festival in conjunction with the four DGs: Sport, Art, Culture and Heritage, reflections emerged during the strategic planning 2013-2016 the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

It aims to encourage children and youth to practice an art, sports, recreation and learn more about the Guatemalan culture in their spare time, as a way to prevent violence and crime.

Culture, engine of development!

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