What Is the National Dance of Guatemala?


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Guatemala does not have one national dance but, instead, has several traditional dances tied to cultural celebrations. The Dance of the Deer, or Danzo de Venados, is performed by 26 people and commemorates hunting and gathering origins.

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According to Adventure Life, Danza de los Manos, or Dance of the Monkeys, is performed by 23 people along with a monkey that balances itself on a tightrope between two poles that are 30 meters high. Danza de la Conquista is performed by 22 people and commemorates the historical fight for freedom on March 3, 1524. Danza de los Pascarines is held in April and performed by 22 people, it tells a story about adultery that is so vigorously played out that the dancers must rest for days after the performance.

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