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Enchanted by El Sombrerón

El Sombrerón appears at dusk, dragging along a group of mules carrying coal, with whom he travels around the city and its …

Lent Is Altar and Carpet Time

Lent is also the time for shrines, carpets, vigils and processions. Out of nowhere any of these things can appear anywhere and …

Posada Enactment for the Elders

Beginning on December 15, there are sightings of Joseph and Mary’s quest for shelter around the streets of La Antigua Guatemala. María …

Nostalgia Triggers

The other day while I waited for the fresh and hot tortillas to come out of the comal I noticed an orange …