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Transcript of Guatemala

By Robyn Morgan and Brianna King


What food do they eat?
What food do they eat?
On christams eve, traditionally everyone eats " A dinner of delicious", made of corn and rice filled with turkey , prunes, raisins and sauce mde with local spices which has been cooked for eight hours.
Everyone waits until midnight to light hundreds of fireworks to celebrate the birth of jesus.Also A family prayer is said around the tree.

Capital: Guatemala City
Population: 14,918,999
Main Religions and percentages: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Indigenous Mayan beliefs
Ethnic Groups: European 59.4%, K’iche 9.1%, Kaqchikel 8.9%, Mam 7.9%, Indigenous non-Mayan 0.2%, Q’eqchi 6.3%, other Mayan 8.6%, other 0.1%

Demographic Profile Summary: Guatemala is mostly a poor country. The country’s large indigenous population is disproportionately affected. Guatemala has the highest population in Latin America. The fertility rate has declined over the decades because of limited government funding health programs.

Urban Population Percentages: 51.6% (2015)
Type Of Government: Constitutional democratic republic
Independence: September 15, 1821 (from Spain)
Current Head Of Government: President Alejandro Maldonado
3 Other facts you found interesting or relevant: HIV/ AIDS deaths is 1,700 people. Children under the age of 5 years underweight is 13%. Child labor is 21%

on December 7th, Guatemalans prepare a fire with leaves, sticks and useless articles to burn the devil. Believe it or not, children help find the materials to create the fire and are pretty much part of the whole process. This tradition started in colonial times when people were preparing for the celebration of the Immaculate Conception. Burning the Devil is one of the most recognized Guatemalan traditions, and tt shows the victory of the Virgin Mary over the devil. It also represents a rebirth, letting the bad go away to allow goodness to come in.At the time the devil burns, many Guatemalas broom their homes from the inside to the outside. The purpose is to make sure the devil doesn’t come in, and instead, finds his way to burn in hell. After booming, families spay holy water on the broom.

Fry 25 cold tortillas, 2 in in diameter and cool.
2 pounds cooked, chopped pork or ground beef
6 eggs
1 dill pickle
2 cups of chopped onion
3 tablespoons vinegar
1/4 teaspoons oregano
1/4 teaspoons thyme

Enchiladas de Guatemala
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