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Kites of the Dead in Guatemala
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In the America's with David Yetman

Kites of the Dead in Guatemala

Season 8 Episode 807

Each November 2, native peoples throughout Middle America celebrate the Day of the Dead, visiting cemeteries where loved ones are buried to freshen up gravesites and adorn them with flowers. In one Guatemalan town, the Kajchikel Mayas add a different dimension—a festival of kites. Kites by the hundreds are raised to the sky, including some sixty feet in diameter.

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