Documented the week-long festivities surrounding Semana Santa or Holy Week in the indigenous stronghold of Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. The week of processions and ritual evidences the Maya-Catholic syncretism in much of indigenous Guatemala, a juxtaposition that is particularly strong in Santiago Atitlán’s reverence for Maximón, the patron Maya deity of vices.

Documented the week-long festivities surrounding Semana Santa or Holy Week in the indigenous stronghold of Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. The week of processions and ritual evidences the Maya-Catholic syncretism in much of indigenous Guatemala, a juxtaposition that is particularly strong in Santiago Atitlán’s reverence for Maximón, the patron Maya deity of vices.

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 Documented the week-long festivities surrounding Semana Santa or Holy Week in the indigenous stronghold of Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. The week of processions and ritual evidences the Maya-Catholic syncretism in much of indigenous Guatemala, a juxtaposition that is particularly strong in Santiago Atitlán’s reverence for Maximón, the patron Maya deity of vices.
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Documented the week-long festivities surrounding Semana Santa or Holy Week in the indigenous stronghold of Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala. The week of processions and ritual evidences the Maya-Catholic syncretism in much of indigenous Guatemala, a juxtaposition that is particularly strong in Santiago Atitlán’s reverence for Maximón, the patron Maya deity of vices.

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