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Young Salvadoran men pull a mythological cart called La Carreta Chillona during the La Calabiuza parade at the Day of the Dead celebration in Tonacatepeque, El Salvador, 1 November 2016. The festival, known as La Calabiuza since the 90s of the last century, joins Salvador’s pre-Hispanic heritage and the mythological figures (La Sihuanaba, El Cipitío, La Llorona etc.) collected from the whole Central American region, together with the catholic All Saints Day holiday and its tradition of honoring the dead relatives. Children and youths only, dressed up in scary costumes and carrying painted carts, march from the local cemetery to the downtown plaza where the party culminates with music, dance, drinking and eating pumpkin (Ayote) with honey.
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Young Salvadoran men pull a mythological cart called La Carreta Chillona during the La Calabiuza parade at the Day of the Dead celebration in Tonacatepeque, El Salvador, 1 November 2016. The festival, known as La Calabiuza since the 90s of the last century, joins Salvador’s pre-Hispanic heritage and the mythological figures (La Sihuanaba, El Cipitío, La Llorona etc.) collected from the whole Central American region, together with the catholic All Saints Day holiday and its...
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