Guatemalan Independence & Xela Feria 2014: Selected Photos
published oct 3rd, 2014
Guatemala first celebrated its independence from Spain on September 15th of 1821. Guatemala now celebrates its independence for about two weeks straight. It’s a big deal.
I was in Quetzaltenango (Xela), Guatemala for the duration, and witnessed celebrations of Guatemala’s independence with a seemingly endless supply of children’s parades, brass bands, traditional dress, street food, beauty pageants, heavy boozing, concerts, dancing and thrill rides.
The below photos were all shot on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and are presented with minimal commentary.