Santiago market group
Local Markets are the main economic focus of the towns in the highlands
of Guatemala. In the indian villages and towns they are also a social and
cultural event second only to the local fiesta day or holiday. Market
days draws people from all around the vicinity. It's a social event where
you see distant neighbors and you take the time to go over the latest news
The best time to visit a village or a town is during its Saint's day or
a market day. So since most of us don't have the luxury to be able to wait
for a local holiday the market day is the next best thing.
Here are some of the main market days in particularly interesting towns
Antigua, Senahu, Tucuru, Zunil
Comalapa, Chajul, Lanquin, Rabinal, San Lucas Toliman, San Marcos,
Antigua, Chichicastenango Nebaj, Panajachel, Sacapulas, Santa
Cruz del Quiche, tecpan, Totonicapan.
Chajul, San Lucas Toliman, Santiago Atitlan,, Solola
Antigua, Chichicastenango, Joyabal, Momostenango, Nebaj, Nahuala,
Panajachel, Sacapulas, San Martin Jilotepec, Rabinal, Santa Cruz del Quiche,
Senahu, Soloma, Sumapango, Tecpan, Todos Santos, Tucuru, Uspantan.
Chichicastenango, Joyabaj, Momostenango, Nebaj, Nahuala, Panajachel,
Rabinal, San Juan Comalapa, San Martin Jilotepec, Santa Cruz del Quiche,
Sumapango, Tecpan, Tucuru
In Guatemalan markets chicken is
particularly prized if they are egg bearing hens so chicken is often displayed
with the eggs showing. Press on this selection to see a picture.
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