National Flolkloric Festival (Festival Folklórico Nacional)

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Country and Region GuatemalaAlta Verapaz
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
Festival Contact Information

Festival Folklórico Nacional
1a. Calle 1-99
zona 4, Librería Imperial Cobán
Cobán, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala

Festival Description

Celebrated every year since 1972, the National Folkloric Festival evokes old religious and artistic values through their expression in dance and textiles, and in the respect from those who represent their ancestral heritage. Masked dancers perform Mayan dance-dramas which are a fusion of pre-Colombian and Spanish-colonial choreographies. From the same Mayan customs come the spectacular textile tradition which has made Guatemala famous. The Folkloric National Festival sets a stage for these and other indigenous arts—painting, ceramics, marimba music, flute and drum, and more.

Festival Dates July 19 - 23, 2006
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