Chichicastenango

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Chichicastenango is famous for it’s indigenous market which is one of Guatemala’s largest.  Every Thursday and Sunday people from all over the Guatemalan highlands stream into Chichi to buy and sell an array of goods including colorful textiles, artisans, fruits, vegtables, flowers and farm animals. 

chichi churchOn Sundays people in traditional clothing crowd the steps of the church as firecrackers explode just a few feet away and elaborate processions make their way inside.  The red tube on the steps is used to launch the firecrackers, so you can see how close to the crowd they really are.

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