Guatemala Independence Day

Event Name Guatemala Independence Day
Start Date 15th Sep 2017 12:00am
End Date
Duration N/A
Description

The citizens of the United Kingdom of Guatemala announced their sovereignty and independence from Spain on September 15, 1821. In the days leading up to Independence Day, most of the country's schools, buildings and buses are decorated with nationalistic images. The students form assemblies as they sing the national anthem. Customarily, the Guatemalan army have a traditional military parade and air shows, usually for the review of the President. Many Guatemalans take this time to visit traditional tourist areas to watch the ongoing celebrations.

Source: A Global World