The celebration of Holy Week in Guatemala fills the streets with traditions that bring together Christian roots, ancestral customs and manifestations of faith, which allows the fusion of culture and mysticism. The smell of incense and corozo, the bright colors of the carpets, the music and the clothing make Holy Week considered unique in the world and of tourist interest for both nationals and internationals.
From this account, for the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism it is a pleasure to join the dissemination of such excellent news in which our Holy Week has been declared as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, which allows us to continue demonstrating that Guatemala is amazing. and unstoppable.
Holy Week 2022 represented tourism for Guatemala in the movement of tourists equivalent to 2 million 832,824 resident and non-resident visitors, which generated an economic benefit of Q2,206 million quetzales.
The general director of INGUAT, Anayansy Rodríguez, acknowledges the work of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, of the Government of Doctor Alejandro Giammattei, for the efforts made to register the new Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, which will continue to promote the development of the tourism in our country and to preserve more than three thousand years of cultural richness.
It is important to mention that cultural tourism is the one that allows a visitor to visit monuments, places of interest, and enjoy the lifestyle of the inhabitants of a place, as well as the local environment and the aspects that determine its identity and character.