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Convite Saturno

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Every year, on December 30th, Club Saturno holds a convite in the streets of Sumpango, Sacatepéquez. This is basically a parade of the most popular characters from films and tv released during the year.

Ever since 1980, the convite has become one of the most important festivities in the town of Sumpango thanks to the support of the town’s locals. It is second only to Kite Festival held in the same town on November 1st.

Comvite Saturno enjoys a budget of Q.350,000 (46,520.90USD) which is used to pay for the different bands that play on the streets around town during the convite. The costumes, which tend to be very elaborate, can cost up to Q.8,000 (about 1,000USD).

Members of “El Convite Club Saturno” arrange led lights for “Teen Titan Robin”. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite

A “Buzz Lightyear” toy beside paint used for painting the costumes. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite

A man cleans the teeth of a “Harley Quinn” mask. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite

A man tries out a “Buck” costume. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite

A “troll” mask. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite

“Everest and Rubble” from the show Paw Patrol in the convite saturno in Sumpango. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite

Deadpool dances beside Black Panther. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite

Harley Quinn and the Joker dance during the Convite Saturno. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite

Deadpool dances beside Black Panther. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite

Harley Quinn and the Joker pose for photos during the Convite Saturno. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite

Porky says goodbye to a roasting pork during the convite Saturno in Sumpango. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite

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