We didn’t start the fire, but we will this December 9th. But, DID YOU KNOW: The actual celebration of Quema Del Diablo takes place on December 7th and has been around for a long time. From Wikipedia:
“According to some historians, the burning of the Devil originated in the sixteenth century as a preamble to the festivities of the Nativity. Since in the colonial period there was no electric lighting, many Guatemalans attended the procession of the Virgin Virgin from the 12 mija Reyes, the Immaculate Conception and to light their way made these fires that illuminated the passage of the procession. For this reason it was held on the eve of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 7, beginning with this tradition to the Christmas festivities.”
We, however, make the whole thing better. No fireworks but bands, artists and burning stuff. JOIN US.