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Kites of the Dead in Guatemala

Season 8 Episode 807 | 26m 46s

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.

Aired: 03/12/20
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
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Exploring Huelva, its surroundings and its wealth of cultural and historical influences.
Exploring the resistance and reception of Europeans to the Americas.
Explore how southwestern U.S. native peoples established the Colorado Plateau.
The natural monuments that define the territories of native peoples in New Mexico.
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Explore the Four Corners portion of the Colorado Plateau.
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