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18 Jun 2024

Local facts for Guatemala

  • Does Guatemala follow Daylight Saving Time?
    Guatemala operates on Central Standard Time (CST) throughout the year, with no Daylight Saving Time adjustments. It is 6 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6)
  • What is Guatemala known as the land of?
    Guatemala is often referred to as the “Land of Eternal Spring” due to its pleasant climate throughout the year.
  • Where does the Guatemala name come from?
    The origin of the name “Guatemala” traces back to the indigenous Nahuatl language. It means “Quahtlemallan,” which translates to “place of many trees.”
  • What is Guatemala's national bird?
    The Quetzal bird is Guatemala’s national bird.
  • Invention facts
    Blue denim and the first chocolate bar both originated from Guatemala