Feb
01

Guatemalan People

Filed Under (Writing) by on February 1, 2011 and tagged

Introduction

“Guatemalans, what? Who are they? Hmmmmmm…What do they act like, look like and what do they do?” You might question what they eat, what are their customs, what they dress like, and how they get to places, am I right, or am I wrong? That’s what I question so I guess that at one point in your life, you would question the same thing too. Guatemalans, they make miscellaneous types of food, they have unique customs, their taste in clothing is inimitable, and they succour the earth in a certain way. Guatemalans were discovered by  Hispanics, a Hispanic, Christopher Columbus. Guatemala is in North America, right below Mexico, on the left side of Belize and Honduras, above El Salvador.

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What Guatemalans Eat

Guatemalans eat many different types of food, but just because they are different, it does not mean that they’re food is not good. Guatemalans have very good taste in food because I have tried some types of food from there and it is DELICIOUS. These are some common types of foods that Guatemalans eat. Guatemalan people drink something delicious called Atol (a type of warm drink made of milk and cinnamon), they drink Licuados (a sort of shake made out of fresh fruit and milk), they eat Hilaches (shredded beef in thick tomato sauce that is made out of potatoes and carrots), it is usually served with rice. Guatemalans also eat Kak’ik (a thick and spicy turkey stew), they eat a lot of tortillas, corn and frijoles (beans), (“Minster, Christopher”), they eat Jacon (chicken in green tomato sauce), they also eat Subanik (beef, pork, or chicken cooked in sauce), they eat meat that is usually drowned in some sort of sauce, they drink plenty of coffee, and they also make really good guacamole (“Aventouras”). Guatemalans are known for eating this “tamales” (are made out of masa -dough), tamales can have meat, nuts, or fruit inside of them,Guatemalans also eat rice, potatoes, enchiladas, and quesadillas (cheese in a tortilla). Those are only some of the things that Guatemalan people eat.
Guatemalan food
Guatemalan Customs

Guatemalans have many different and unique customs. Some of their customs are celebrated in the U.S.A. too. One custom that Guatemalans celebrate is called “Saints Day” on November 1st. Saints Day is a day to honor the saints.Another custom that Guatemalans celebrate are eating tamales on Christmas, it is a tradition. The most likely religion in Guatemala is Protestant Pentecostalism. Another custom that I know that is celebrated in Guatemala is “The Day of the Dead.” The Day of the Dead is celebrated by people dressing up like skeletons and coming out in a huge parade that many Guatemalan and Mayan people enjoy watching (“Culture of Guatemala”).

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Guatemalan Clothing

Guatemalan clothing is a little bit different from our clothing here because their clothing have brighter colors than our clothing. These are some Spanish names of clothing that Guatemalans wear. Guatemalans wear something called a Huipil (a blouse), they wear Cinta’s (head scarf ‘s), they wear Cortes (skirt ‘s). Guatemalan men and women are both most likely to wear a Faja (a belt are a slash), Guatemalans also wear Tzotes (utility clothes), they wear Rebozos or Parrajes (shawls), and they wear Trajes which are dresses. As you can see Guatemalans wear what people in the U.S.A. wear, it is just that their clothes is made in different style and they wear different colors that we wear (“Persson, Lynn”).

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Guatemalan Transportation Sources

The economy in Guatemala is not so good, so not many people from Guatemala can afford cars. So, most people from Guatemala use buses or they just walk to get around places. There are many streets,roads, and highways that Guatemalans walk on. Guatemalans are very smart because this is what they do, they make their roads straight and narrow to fasten up traffic. Guatemalan people ride on public buses and they recycle chicken buses and use them as school buses. Guatemalans use a type of bout called a Ferry boat to get across large bodies of water and the Ferry boats are very usefull because there are many large bodies of water in Guatemala.

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Conclusion

All in all, Guatemalans live such a contrastive life compared to the lives that we live, but there is nothing wrong with being different. As a matter of fact, Guatemalans are actually much more hard working than the people in the United States are and they are very smart. Guatemalans help the planet a whole lot more than the people here do, so as you can see the economics situation is bad, but it is not so bad to if you do not have things the way that you plan them to be. So, as you can see, Guatemalans make wonderful types of food, they have amazing customs, their taste in clothes is alike to the clothes in the U.S.A., and they make smart transportation sources and decisions. Hopefully, you learned more about Guatemalans than what you already knew, witch I know was not as much as what you read.

Sources

1) Minister, Christopher. “Guatemalan Cuisine.”suite101.com.10 March. 2008.suite101.com.10 March.2008<http://www.suite101.com/content/guatemalan-cuisine-a47280>
2)“Aventouras.”Guatemala Food.<http://aventouras.com/guatemala/guatemala-food.php
3)Persson, Lynn. “Terra Experience.”Guatemalan Mayan Textiles and Traje (Dress)http://www.terraexperience.com/informat.html
4)“Culture of Guatemala.”Wikipedia. Nov. 2003. Wikipedia 10. 6 Jan. 2011<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_Guatemala#Religion>
5)“Transport in Guatemala.” Wikipedia.31 Jan. 2010 Wikipedia<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_Guatemala



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