Kites in Guatemala - level 2

Kites in Guatemala - level 2

14-11-2013 06:00

Guatemala celebrated the Day of the Dead. It is a time when the world of the living and the dead mix together.

One of the most interesting events about this holiday is flying kites. The kites are made by young people 40 days before they are flown. Guatemalans fly the giant kites outside cemeteries. They say that the kites carry messages for the dead in heaven.

This tradition is 110 years old and it is a big tourist attraction. Guatemala is a very folkloric country. That is what many people like about it.

Difficult words: cemetery (place with dead people in the ground), attraction (something which is interesting and people want to see it), folkloric (traditional).

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