San Juan La Laguna is also characterized by the diverse traditions it has . !!!
The sound of the drum is a mixture of tradition that accompanies the entire procession during Holy Week . !!!Download
It is a tradition that is lived during the employers' fair, recalling the moments when Pedro de Alvarado conquered Guatemala, defeating Tecún Umán.Download
The sound of the tún with the shawm, an ancient custom that encourages harmony, peace and happiness through its beautiful melodies.Download
During the allegorical parade that takes place days before the patronal fair, you can see different typical costumes, especially the typical costume of San Juan La Laguna that with its unique color, makes whoever wears it a beauty.Download
If you look at an old man or woman, you have to stop, even if you are in a hurry, you must slow down your steps, you stand to the side, opening the way for him "you greet him by bowing your head and kissing his hand" If he has something loaded, you must support it. Because grandparents have had a long life, they have had many experiences and that must be valued and respected. If an old man starts talking to you, you should pay attention and follow his wise advice. By practicing his advice you will have a long life.
Our grandparents and parents said. It is one of the values that San Juan La Laguna should not lose. Our contemporaries have been influenced by Western culture, a part of the population no longer practices it and the part that maintains this value is what makes our town unique.
This stamp of reverence, in San Juan La Laguna, is one of the maxims that should not be missed. In this beautiful photograph, the elderly Gaspar Pérez Mendoza is revered by a child, as a symbol of respect.
Escrito por: Daniel UjpánDownload
The fisherman is a lonely man, he does not make noise and focuses on his fishing, each fish is a triumph, because he already has to support a home. When you have enough fish, row to go home. But first he goes to the market, where the housewives are already waiting for him, to buy the fish. At night they meet with fisherman friends where each fisherman recounts his fishing exploits.
Proudly, with exaggerated gestures, he tells that he has caught the biggest fish in his life, to impress other fishermen. When the next fisherman intervenes, he also tells that he has caught a bigger one and so on, each fisherman shows the others that he is the best.
Coexistence becomes joyful, between laughter and jokes.
Written by: Daniel UjpánDownload