Chichicastenango


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Chichicastenango

(chē'chēkästānäng`gō), town, SW Guatemala. In the heart of the highlands, Chichicastenango was a trading town in ancient times. It became the spiritual center of the QuichéQuiché
, indigenous peoples of Mayan linguistic stock, in the western highlands of Guatemala; most important group of the ancient southern Maya. The largest of the contemporary native groups of Guatemala, numbering over a million, they live principally in the region
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 after their defeat (1524) by Pedro de Alvarado. The town, often called Santo Tomás, is quaint and charming, with a maze of winding streets surrounding the main plaza, the site of one of the most colorful town markets in Central America. In the Dominican monastery (founded 1542) was discovered the famous Popul-Vuh manuscript of Maya-Quiché mythology. There are several excellent collections of relics, especially of carved jade. Chichicastenango is a popular tourist center.
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El manuscrito, elaborado hacia el ano 1550, habria sido ocultado durante dos siglos, hasta que a principios del siglo XVIII el fraile dominico Francisco Ximenez lo recibio de manos de los indigenas en Chichicastenango, y lo transcribio y tradujo al espanol.
Para lograr este cometido, la Iglesia recurrio a distintos medios de control--a nivel espacial y temporal--de las actividades realizadas; por ejemplo, hicieron coincidir los dias de mercado con las fechas de festividades religiosas indigenas, esto sucede hasta el dia de hoy en el Cuzco o Chichicastenango que son ciudades famosas por sus mercados dominicales (fig.
Por ejemplo, segun el Titulo de Tamub, fechado en septiembre de 1812 pero copiado de un documento mas temprano, dentro de la confederacion k'ichee', Uwila, el toponimo k'ichee' para Chichicastenango, era el septimo chinamit o calpul de Utatlan o Q'umarkaaj.
Among the star graduates on the Flat to pass through Poirier's hands since he founded Le Chene in 1994 were multiple Group 1 winners Chichicastenango and Sahpresa, while he was also the pre-trainer of dual Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris runner-up Shannon Rock.
Un pretexto para, a traves del Manuscrito de Chichicastenango, acercar, aun mas, a dos naciones hermanas.
The troupe is led by Liliana Lopez, a resident of New Rochelle and native of Chichicastenango in Guatemala.
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In June 1967 a young couple goes south, gulping Chichen-Itzai, Uxmal, Chapultepec, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Teotihuacan, Diego and Frida's Mexico City studio, Chichicastenango, Atitkin, the Equator, and Machu Picchu where we're wonderfully alone (though there does seem to be a photo of us two, happily backed by Huaynu Picchu).
En el siglo xx, los ixiles sufrieron un despiadado sometimiento economico, y para complementar los escasos ingresos producto de sus siembras de maiz y frijol, las mujeres menos pobres viajaban (y siguen viajando) al mercado de Chichicastenango o a centros turisticos como La Antigua o Panajachel para comerciar con sus extraordinarios textiles mientras los hombres hacian (y siguen haciendo) masivas migraciones laborales a las plantaciones latifundistas de la volcanica costa del Pacifico.
Esto pervive: en la iglesia de Chichicastenango los guias mayas hacen sus ofrendas a los antepasados y Ajaw (padre-madre, creador-formador) en un caso paradigmatico de interculturalidad y respeto.
Chichicastenango is the first municipality where grassroots organizers and civil society organizations have developed a gender agenda.
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