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Did you know that St George was a third-century Roman soldier from modern-day Turkey? ~Cappadocia
Since the 14th century Saint George has been widely regarded as a the patron saint & protector of England.
You might think of him clad in armour, slaying a dragon and rescuing a maiden. It is all a medieval invention. Still we still a good legend, don't we?
Beside all the historical facts, I was very surprised to learn that many other countries celebrate today. In Spanish it is called "Dia de San Jorge" & in Catalonia they make special cakes.
Here is an eyebrow rising list of the countries that will celebrate St. Georges Day today:
So you would like to join your local celebrations to commemorate this early Christian martyr or if you don't live in any of this countries, Have a Pimms in his name :)
Have a Great Day everybody!
#StGeorgesDay Celebrations around the world! #England #Brazil #Spain #Lebannon #Croatia #Moscow #Italy
In Guatemala, Valentine's' day is called 'Dia del Cariño" o "Dia del amor y la amistad" Day of love and friendship.
I remember in school doing cards for all my school friends and exchanging cards, chocolates and sweets.
In the city, residents are more affluent and can make personalized biscuits and chocolates, however is estimated that in the rural communities, 75% live below the poverty line.
This photo of nursery children at the Mayan Families Tierra Linda, in Guatemala's highlands, celebrated "Dia del Carino", Valentine's Day making arts and crafts, having a corn tortilla and getting a stuffed toy to take home.
I would like to share some photos of how people in Guatemala celebrate and to give useful information if you would like to get involved with Mayan families.
by making a big heart, eating tostadas and receiving a stuffed toy to take home
Mayan families is a non-profit organization providing education, nutrition, shelter, and medical care to those living in extreme poverty in rural Guatemala.
If you would like to learn more and /or sponsor a student, an elderly person or send supplies to Mayan Families please go to https://www.mayanfamilies.org/donate/index
In 1992, I had the opportunity to go to Lake Arthur as an exchange student and attend school. It was a big exchange program from Guatemala to Louisiana and I still keep in touch with my family on Facebook. I was an amazing time and we got to go to New Orleans and see Bourbon Street. There was so much to see and learn. I would like to encourage everybody to find opportunities like this, to build your book of life with great experiences and build your confidence.
In Guatemala, Dia de los muertos is more about kites and less about the costumes.
I remember going to the colorful cemetery and having a picnic with all the other families to remember and commemorate our ancestors.
Hope you like all the photos and the Fiambre recepie I made.
Singing and celebrating in Guatemala. Photo by informacionlibre2000.
Top 5 things cheaper in #England than in #Guatemala. #Expat #UK #Advice @AHDB_DairyCo @AutoTrader_UK @mySupermarket
England is a first world country and Guatemala a third world country, but believe it or not, there are still some things that are cheaper in England.
Remember there are Q11.44 (Guatemalan Quetzal) in GBP1.00.
I hope you enjoy my top 5:
If you want to read more about Guatemalan prices go to PreciosMundi.
Have a good weekend everybody and thanks for reading.
Christmas Markets in #Guatemala and #England
Traditional Christmas food in #Guatemala and #England
Traditions: #Posadas in Guatemala and #Mistletoe in England
#Nativity scene in Guatemala and England
Best #ChristmasLights in Guatemala and England
I hope you have enjoyed!!
In my country, Guatemala, we celebrate 1st of November as "Dia de los Muertos" Day of the death. They are remembered in a very positive way. It is very different from Mexico and other countries. We like to build huge kites to send blessings to our ancestors. In this photo, Dia de Muertos is celebrated in Sumpango, Guatemala. Over 10 mt diameter hand made kites with amazing designs to send blessings to our ancestors.
Guatemalans believe that the souls come out of their tombs, so many people go to decorate with flowers and have a picnic at the cemetery. It is a joyful occasion. It is also a tradition to put a photo of the decease, a glass with water and a candle to honor the ancestor. Many believers say to had visions or hear noises from them to indicate they are present.
Our food: "Fiambre"
If you want to buy all the ingredients in England, go to http://guatemalazest.weebly.com/fiambre.html
Today we are celebrating 192 years since Guatemala declared independence from Spain. But it is not only my country the one celebrating. All of Central America used to be one confederation: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
After 229 years of Spanish domain, you can still find Spanish legacy all around: from language, religion, food and family traditions.
This month a torch of freedom will travel from Guatemala all the way to Costa Rica and it will be carried by thousands of central Americans with pride and honour
Born in the country of