In the Americas With David Yetman

Kites Of The Dead In Guatemala

Season 8, Episode 7 of 10

Each November 2, native peoples throughout Middle America celebrate the Day of the Dead. On that day they visit cemeteries where loved ones are buried, freshening up gravesites and adorning them with flowers while gathered around the graves. In one Guatemalan town, the Kajchikel Mayas add a different dimension a festival of kites. Kites by the hundreds are raised to the sky, including some sixty feet in diameter.

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