Army Day: June 30
Army Day is a public holiday celebrated in Guatemala.
Countries all over the world have national events that pertain to celebrating their armed forces. For example, the United States has Veterans Day on November 11, a day when people pay tribute to the soldiers who fought in Vietnam and so on. In a similar fashion there is a huge cultural and national event in Guatemala called Army Day that is held every year on June 30.
As in other cases, this day is celebrated to honor the country’s soldiers that fought to liberate the Guatemalan public. It is known locally as Día del Ejército and is celebrated with great fanfare throughout the country. However, there are many political issues that surround the celebration and its purpose.
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