Guatemala has over 23 different Maya Ethnic
groups. They have been keeping the count of the Maya Sacred
Calendar since before Christ. Their rituals during the Spanish
conquest had to be hidden but were never completely lost.
They can now worship in the open and wish to share their knowledge
of the Way with every culture willing to learn.
The mixing of the two cultures for over 500
years has created an unique christianity which combines their
native and catholic rituals. One can witness this combination
in many villages. The church of Chichicastenango is one of
the most vibrant. The month of December one can witness dances
of Maya origin.
is known for it's beautiful and colorful rugs where the Passion
of Christ is re-enacted through pious processions of immense
floats depicting the various stages of the Passion. Many Maya
are also Catholic, however, their processions involve Jesus,
the virgin Mary and their own saint, Maximon. Please reserve with at least 8 months anticipation as a minimum for Easter in Guatemala. This is a time when hotels book well in advance often 1 year in advance.