el Día de Todos los Santos

Día de los Muertos is better known as Día de Todos los Santos/All Saints Day in Guatemala, a although a catholic tradition, catholics and evangelicals alike headed to the cemetery in Nebaj today to pay their respects to the dead by adorning their graves. In the common prayer house in the center of each of the three main cemeteries, people kneeled before the altars of crosses, many of them, always stacked and layered and leaning against the wall amid tons of flowers and candles. We wandered around and watched people lay flowers on the graves and enjoyed an unusually sunny day after a week of torrential rain.

 

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