ID # guatechichi8
Copyright 2001 - Jean-Philippe Soule
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Country: Guatemala   /   Village: Chichicastenango
Ethnic Group: Maya   /   Feature: Markets

Caption:

The Day of the Dead, November 1st is the largest annual celebration in Guatemala. People visit the cemeteries to commune with their ancestors. They decorate gravestones with paint and flowers, enjoy a feast with the family and leave offerings of food and incense. As with all celebrations in Guatemala, it provides an excuse for many to drink until nearly dead. This young man has passed out with paint can and brush still in hand.

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