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Fiesta of Santiago Apostol, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, July 25, 2005

Update - October 10, 2005

Santiago Atitlan suffered heavily from the rains of Hurricane Stan, Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2005. Mudslides from the Vol. Atitlan
engulfed parts of the community killing at least 200 individuals. I have debated whether to take down this gallery, or not, but
have decided to keep it so people can be aware of the community and that it was affected by a natural disaster.

Gene Paull, Brownsville, Texas
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Located on the south shores of the Lago de Atitlan, Santiago Atitlan, a Tutzujil Mayan speaking community, is in a dramatic setting, surrounded by three volcanoes. The patron saint is Santiago Apostol - July 25 is the main fiesta day. Traditionally, highland Mayan society has been a mix of the religious traditions of the Precolumbian and 16th Century Catholic beliefs. However, with modernization, much of the old traditions have been lost. The Baile de la Conquista and El Convite are no longer performed in this community. However, I was able to photograph the very colorful procession of Santiago Apostol and the associated fiesta.
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Santiago Apostol in Procession
Santiago Apostol in Procession
San Pedro Apostol in Procession
San Pedro Apostol in Procession
Preparing for Procession
Preparing for Procession
Hermanas y La Cofradia
Hermanas y La Cofradia
Leading the Procession
Leading the Procession
Christ in Procession
Christ in Procession
Mayan Cofradia
Mayan Cofradia
Iglesia Santiago Apostol
Iglesia Santiago Apostol
Volcan San Pedro as seen from Iglesia Santiago Apostol
Volcan San Pedro as seen from Iglesia Santiago Apostol
Volcan San Pedro
Volcan San Pedro
Coconut Palm on Lakeshore
Coconut Palm on Lakeshore
Lake Atitlan Caldera
Lake Atitlan Caldera
Volcan Toliman
Volcan Toliman
Mayan Princess
Mayan Princess
Seņorita Santiago Atitlan Finalists
Seņorita Santiago Atitlan Finalists
Seņorita Santiago Atitlan Finalists
Seņorita Santiago Atitlan Finalists
Seņorita Santiago Atitlan
Seņorita Santiago Atitlan
Children
Children
Tutzujil Child
Tutzujil Child
Traditional Santiago Dress
Traditional Santiago Dress
Anita Paull talking to Couple from Solola
Anita Paull talking to Couple from Solola
Father and Son from Solola
Father and Son from Solola
The Bat - Emblem of Solola
The Bat - Emblem of Solola
Saliendo de la Iglesia
Saliendo de la Iglesia
Young Girls
Young Girls
Huipil
Huipil
Vol. de Agua, Antigua
Vol. de Agua, Antigua
Vol. de Fuego and Acatenango, Antigua
Vol. de Fuego and Acatenango, Antigua
3a avenida sur, Antigua - Vol. de Agua in Background
3a avenida sur, Antigua - Vol. de Agua in Background
El Calvario, Antigua
El Calvario, Antigua
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