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Giant Kites Cultural Tour 2013
Cemeteries, Ceremonies and Sacred Kites
This was the third small group cultural tour I’ve led to the Kachiquel Maya pueblo of Sumpango to observe and participate in their unique celebration of the Day of the Dead, featuring los barriletes gigantes, the Giant Kites. We were very fortunate to be joined again by master kitemaker and international kite exhibitor, Julio Asturias, who over my years of living in Guatemala has truly become a dear and inspiring friend. It is thanks to his willingness to generously share his time, his knowledge and enthusiasm as well as his practical guidance that this tour offers such depth.
Louise "Luisa" Wisechild, PhD
I first visited Guatemala in 1995 as a member of the Vashon Island sister city delgation to Santiago de Atitlan, Guatemala.