Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Quema del Diablo
Every December 7th Guatemalans "burn" the Diablo, an ancient tradition to "clean" all the bad from the previous year and to start anew from the ashes. In cities throughout the country The Devil is burned at the stroke of six. In Antigua Guatemala there is only one place in the city where two gas stations sit across the street from each other. Someone years ago decided that this is the spot where every December 7th, people would gather to watch La Quema del Diablo. The Burning of The Devil.