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The National Day for Guatemala

Wednsday September 15, 2010 is the National Day for Guatemala. This is the 189th anniversary of independence from Spain.

The Republic of Guatemala celebrates its National Day today (Wednesday), marking the anniversary of its independence from Spain. The whole country embraces this celebration with dances, fireworks, and parades. The largest National Day celebration is held in the city of Quetzaltenango.

Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast. A representative democracy, its capital is Guatemala City. Guatemala’s abundance of biologically significant and unique ecosystems contributes to Mesoamerica’s designation as a biodiversity hotspot.

Guatemala is the largest among the Central American countries and has the biggest population.