Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Yeah for the ancient traditions (older than the Catholics)

compare and contrast.....The mural in the town hall, the church, and the venders
As J. says....the Mexicans are not really Catholic....
Here are pictures of the church in Huautla de Jimenez (a Mazatec high in the mountains of N. Oaxaca)
Preparing for a fiesta in the church (the virgin of Candelaria, I think)
Venders selling all that is needed for the ceremony, copal (a resin used for many thousands of years by all the indigenous peoples of Mexico) cacao beans (chocolate beans), candles, bark paper for writing sacred words, candles, and eggs (represents the soul, spirit, and the eternal cycle of life)

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