At this time of the year at Project Somos, we embrace local customs and share some of our own. On December 7th, Guatemala celebrates “Burning the Devil.” We celebrated with our own take on this tradition and gathered all the mamas and kids on our patio that evening. In our “fire-pit” we burned some of […]
The Holidays at Project Somos
It has been a busy couple of weeks for us at Project Somos. We held our Santa workshop where for two days, our workers made beautiful wooden toys for the kids! (their kids and the Somos kids) This year we made wagons and wooden block sets (like Jenga). We had our second annual solstice celebration. […]
Are there Christmas Trees in Guatemala?
I bet you didn’t know this… Tecpán is the Christmas Tree capital of Guatemala! Yup. Every weekend during the month of December Guatemalans, seeking to fill their homes with the scent of pine, drive along the Central American highway to one of four different “Pinavete Fincas” to pick up their tree! We’re talking big, beautiful […]