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San Juan Chamula is a population of Mexican state of Chiapas.

San Juan Chamula is a population of Mexican state of Chiapas. It is ten kilometers from San Cristobal de las Casas and twelve miles from San Andres Accords. San Juan and San Andres are localities inhabited by a large number of Tzotzil. Chamula is an adjective used to refer to indigenous Mayans living in the highlands of Chiapas, Tzotzil, Tzeltal, Mame, Tojolabal chol. San Juan Chamula is also the head of the municipality of Chamula and is located in the highest areas of Chiapas, in the town have been preserved pre-Hispanic cultures and customs.

The town of San Juan de Chamula has more than 35,000 inhabitants and is the largest congregation of Maya in Chiapas, located 10 kilometers from San Cristobal de las Casas in Chiapas in southern Mexico. Chamula is a traditional mountain town inhabited by the Tzotzil people who speak Tzotzil, Maya language family, the village enjoys a unique autonomy in Mexico, which means that the Mexican government must request permission to interfere in the affairs of people, no state or military police may enter the village. Chamulans have their own police force, which is evident during the annual festivals.

The main agricultural products are corn, beans, potatoes and cabbage. The village is in a relatively well-stocked economic sense for people in one of the poorest states.Women often make clothes, blankets and traditional souvenirs, including items related to the Zapatistas, such as pens with a clay figure with the figure of Subcomandante Marcos and Comandante Tacho

Chamula Carnival "K'in Tajimoltic" ·

It takes place 4 days before Ash Wednesday, this festival is a summary of celestial cycle according to the ancient Mayan calendar and involved the three districts, which are responsible for arranging and paying all that is required for holding the sameamong them we mention the sacred drink known as "posh" (produced from sugar cane and corn). Stand the characters in this carnival: passions, curators, and xinolanes maltajimoles or Nana Mary Kokorin.
Shrove Tuesday is the last holiday and is carried out one of the strangest rituals of Mexico, body purification, sources of San Sebastian and San Pedro, and spiritual purification is to pass a path flames.

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