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The Fiesta for Santo Tomas in Chichicastenango

From December 13th - 21st the village of Chichicastenango in the Guatemala highlands celebrates it's patron saint, Santo Tomas.
The celebration includes dancing such as the Baile Del Torito, Danza de Conquista, the Palo Volador (men dropping from a sixty foot pole), the Dance of the Tzjolaj, processions lead by the Cofradia, fire bombs going off twenty four hours a day, marimba music, live bands, a castillo and concluding with a evening display of fireworks on the 2lst of December. On top of this there is the Sunday and Thursday markets which add more activity to this colorful town.
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Cofradia man
Cofradia man
Anda with San Jose
Anda with San Jose
Celebration
Celebration
Blessing with San Jose
Blessing with San Jose
Behind Anda
Behind Anda
Burning copal
Burning copal
Cofradia man with chalice
Cofradia man with chalice
Cofradia man with rope
Cofradia man with rope
Cofradia prayer
Cofradia prayer
Cofradia Lady
Cofradia Lady
Cofradia with Santo Tomas
Cofradia with Santo Tomas
Dance of the Tzjolaj
Dance of the Tzjolaj
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