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Dia de los Santos - Todos Santos Cuchumatan, Guatemala

November 1, 2003, I visited Todos Santos Cuchumatan in the Western Highlands of Guatemalaq to
photograph the Dia de los Muertos celebrations. This is one of the more remote and traditionnal
communities in the Guatemalan highlands. The haj, or 260 ceremonial calendar from the time of the
ancient Maya is still in use here.

There are several days of drinking, mainly sugar cane rum, prior to the climax, the horse races on November 1.
There are no winners in the sprints, the object is to remain in the saddle after a morning of races.
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Location Map
Location Map
San Francisco el Alto
San Francisco el Alto
Mayan Shamans Giving Offerings - San Francisco el Alto
Mayan Shamans Giving Offerings - San Francisco el Alto
Into los Altos
Into los Altos
Los Altos Cuchumatanes
Los Altos Cuchumatanes
Cacique
Cacique
Guaro
Guaro
Ceremonial Alcoholism
Ceremonial Alcoholism
Cacique
Cacique
Muchacho
Muchacho
Dos Jinetes
Dos Jinetes
Head Dress
Head Dress
Dancing the Night Before Race
Dancing the Night Before Race
Muchachas at the Fiesta
Muchachas at the Fiesta
Church steps.jpg
Church steps.jpg
Race1.jpg
Race1.jpg
Race2.jpg
Race2.jpg
Race3.jpg
Race3.jpg
Fall1.jpg
Fall1.jpg
Fall2.jpg
Fall2.jpg
FerrisWheel.jpg
FerrisWheel.jpg
Muchachos.jpg
Muchachos.jpg
sacristan.jpg
sacristan.jpg
traditional dress.jpg
traditional dress.jpg
VIEJO.JPG
VIEJO.JPG
rancherias.jpg
rancherias.jpg
Bad Eye.jpg
Bad Eye.jpg
Acul.jpg
Acul.jpg
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