Festival de las Flores

The third edition of El Festival de las Flores (The Flowers Festival)  will be held in Antigua Guatemala on November 16th and 17th.

This month comes with a lot of cultural activities that allow visitors to experience the magic of this country, one of the activities is El Festival de las Flores which has gain fame very quickly for the creativeness and beauty of the colonial streets dressed in flowers.

The official locations are:

  • The emblematic Calle del Arco de Santa Catalina – where the flower arrangement competition will be held, for which many hotels, stores, and florists have been invited.
  • The plaza of the temple of La Merced
  • Central Park –  where the competition of decorated fountains will take place.

and many other places with workshops and competitions in which the neighbors and visitors will participate.

Andrea Contreras (a member of the organizing committee) explained that the initiative started because of her “passion for flowers” and because Antigua Guatemala is known as La Ciudad De Las Perpetuas Rosas (the City of Perpetual Roses) because roses predominate in gardens and flowerbeds.

With its slogan “With Eternal Spring Attitude” the exhibition seeks to perpetuate this floral festival throughout the year in the colonial city, and support art and social projection. Here some pictures of the Festival last year.

 

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