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Pach'un tzij The Poem 1

Making offerings and showing gratitude is part of the ancestral practice of the Maya. Caring for and respecting communal lands and sacred places is a part of daily existence. Don Matias is carefully placing candles around this small altar in a hidden cave in the mountains of the Verapaces in Guatemala. As an elder, he is one of the members of this small community chosen to perform these rituals which are done four times a year; first to ask for the crops, and then again to give thanks for the harvest.

TAGS: Candle, Cave, Ceremony, Guatemala, Offering

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Antigua, Guatemala
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2016
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Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 5, 2017, 1:26 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 16mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO1250
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PHOTO LOCATION San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala