Nan Pa’ch ceremonyGuatemala
Urgent Safeguarding List 2013
EN: Las Pachitas, a day before the ceremony the cobs are dressed and a shrine is made to worship the sacred corn.
EN: Before the ceremony begins the canes are addorn, they the canes are addorn, they are carried by each member of the parliment simbolizing authority
EN: Las Paach, is the Mam name given to a twin corn cob, and they represent abundance and prosperity
EN: Prior the festivities the corn is processed and traditional food is served.
EN: On their way to the catholic church the godmothers of the Pregon, carry the shrine through the streets of San Pedro Sacatepequez
EN: The members of the Pregon come out the church blessed by the priest.
EN: On the streets members of the Pregon walk to the sound of the Tun, a traditional drum from Guatemala.
EN: Four catholic crosses are visited, they represent the four corners of the earth of Mayan cosmology.
EN: In the house, guests and members of the pregon pray before they start the dance.
EN: Members of the Pregon on the streets of San Pedro Sacatepequez.