Thursday, August 13, 2009


A matraca is a sound instrument that makes a strenuous noise. It was used in old times to announce church events, processions, etc. It is still used in processions sometimes to announce the change in the turn or to mark the pace. I have also seen matracas being used by fans at soccer games.

PS. Para los chapines, que ya se que estan pensando, aparte es a matraca!


Kim & Dave said...

Love it! We have one of theose!!!

Mama Bear said...

Thanks for the explanation. I think I have seen them in quite afew of the processions in Antigua but wasn't sure what they were used for.

Guatemalan Genes said...

I like your blog mommy.
Love you.

Unknown said...

Cuánto cuestan las matracas?