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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 …