The vibrantly colored designs on the kites, depict religious or folkloric themes and are flown in the nearby to the Sacatepéquez cemetery to honor the dead. The practice of flying colorful kites during the Day of the Dead celebrations has been around for 3,000 years and is recognized by various religious sects. Mayans believe the kites are a tool for communicating with the beyond.
Mountain Biking to the Giant Kite Festival in Sumpango
Because of Sumpango’s proximity to Antigua Guatemala and mountainous locale you can take several trails through the mountains to visit the giant kite festival by bike. Each year Mountain Bike Guatemala organizes a Ride to the Giant Kite Festival – starting from Antigua. – Want to join? Contact us!