Barrilete (Kite) Workshop (en español)
Time & Location
About the Event
Every year, giant beautiful kites fill the Guatemalan sky warding-off evil spirits and letting the souls of the departed find their way back home. Made of tissue paper, bamboo, and string, these kites bridge the gap between the realms and reunite us with our departed loved ones. Learn how to make these kites and the Mayan origins of La Feria de Barriletes Gigantes (Gigantic Kite Festival) in Santiago Sacatepéquez and Sumpango, Guatemala.
- Ages 8+
- Free Event
- Masks Required
- Food & Drink Provided
*You’re welcome to bring a picture of a loved one to be honored at the community altars. Please pick up your Ofrendas. Ofrendas will be held for one-week only.