Day of the Dead in Chichicastenango, El Quiche

The streets of K’iche’ Maya town of Chichicastenango in the highlands have long been known for their colorful markets. But each year, the commemoration of All Saints Day marks a change in the streets of the town. It is the beginning of the month and a half festival season which culminates in the yearly festival of the town’s patron saint, Santo Tomás Apóstol. I traveled there in 2017 to cover the tradition for the Guatemalan media Comvite. The article can be read here: