“The merry dance, beer in hand, in the grave choked hillside cemetery alongside marimba playing musicians.”
While visiting Todos Santos in the remote highlands of Guatemala during the festivities of El Día de Todos Los Santos or All Saints’ Day on November 1, I found these locals celebrating in the village cemetery.
Men clad in the unique village uniform danced unsteadily, beer in hand, among the tightly packed, painted graves to the typical Guatemalan soundtrack of marimba.
Check out my first Todos Santos: Cemetery Celebrations post and the earlier Todos Santos: A Drunken Guatemalan Horse Race.
Marimba band playing and merry locals dancing in the cemetery
Local men dancing to the sound of marimba among the graves in the cemetery, beer in hand
Everyday clothes for men and women in Todos Santos. The men have their uniform and the women have theirs. Each village has their own unique traditional costume worn daily not just for special occasions.
A little tipsy
October 29, 2013 | Categories: Guatemala | Tags: all saints day, cemetery, central america, culture, dia de todos los santos, festival, grave, graveyard, guatemala, guatemalan highlands, huehuetenango, mayan traditions, photography, todos santos, todos santos cuchumatán, tomb, traditional costumes, traditional dances, traditional musical instruments, traditions, travel | 2 Comments