Kites soar above Guatemalan town for Day of Dead

Kites soar above this town

for Day of the Dead

Location: Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala

The tradition goes back a century

Guatemalans believe kites are led

by winds and guided by spirits

Messages to passed loved

ones are tied to kites

KITE ARTISAN, FELIX AMBROSIO BATZIN BARRIOS, SAYING:

“We are proud of our town and more than a tradition, we're our town's pride. That's because we come from kite-making families, and the youths want to keep the tradition alive.”

The 65-foot-kites took

months to complete

They’re hand-made out

of paper and bamboo

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