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San Cristóbal de las Casas - Chamula | by CarlosVanVegas
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San Cristóbal de las Casas - Chamula

For tourists though you can't take pictures inside the church, inside the locals do pray give offerings, but also some people sacrifice chicken's, it's said that the chicken heals many illnesses, so as the local prays it's said that the illness they have is transferred into the chicken.

 

At which point the chicken's neck is broken. For tourists this is fascinating, for locals it a private ceremony but ends up being a spectacle that they've just had to live with.

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Taken on April 13, 2011