Celebracion Del Aniversario De La Entrada Del Ejercito Libertador El Dia 30 De Junio De 1871.
Guatemala City: 1872. Broadside measuring 17 ¼ x 13 ½ inches. Vertical fold to center, some loss and foxing to left upper portion, very good plus overall. Item #List1815
An unrecorded broadside announcing the first celebration of the Día del Ejército de Guatemala, a holiday celebrating the defeat of the dictator Vicente Perna. This broadside also mentions the success of the campaign in Honduras as a reason for the celebration. The text gives an extensive description of the day’s festivities, with celebrations including the military band and a puppet theater for children. The rules for the evening include no selling of alcoholic beverages and no one entering the plaza on horseback. The holiday still exists today, and became a center of controversy following the Guatemalan Civil War.