On September 15, 1821, Guatemala gained it's independence from Spain. Each year on this date the people celebrate their independence with parades, marching bands, torch runnings, and general excitement - firecrackers not optional.
Today we're up bright and early to check out the festivities in the center of Antigua. We'll report back tomorrow about all of the happenings. While we're gone check out this article that Common Hope published on their website about Guatemalan Independence Day.