Staple foods throughout the country include corn tortillas and tamales, black beans, rice, wheat bread and pasta.Guatemala is also popular for it wide variety of vegetables and exotic fruit.
Guatemalan customs and culture have been largely shaped by the influence of the Maya indigenous population and the later arrival of European populations.
They usually witness the religious ceremony and/or the civil registry of the couple.
Role model type of sponsors are usually people greatly admired by the couple and the couple is honored to have them at the wedding.
Guatemala, meaning the “land of the forests” was ruled by indigenous people at the time of the Spanish Conquest in 1523.
Today, different ethnic groups including native descendants, mixed cultural ethnicities and African-American groups have all contributed to Guatemalan customs and traditions.