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Fiesta de los Parachicos (Fiesta Grande of Chiapa de Corzo)

Chiapa de Corzo

The “Fiesta de los Parachicos” or “Fiesta Grande de Chiapa de Corzo” is one of the most important Chiapas celebrations and takes place every year from 4th to January 23rd. As in any great good party there is music, the houses and streets are decorated with dozens of colors, there is a parade of typical food such as “tasajo” and “cochito”. Dance is always present in this celebration.

This celebration is dedicated to “El Señor de Esquipulas”, San Antonio Abad and San Sebastián Mártir. The latter is considered the “parachicos” patron saint, for whom dancers perform thanking for the favors their saints have granted them along the year. They dance dressed in a very special way: they wear multicolored “sarapes” and ribbons, and embroidered shawls, they wear a bonnet headdress and mask carved in wood in faces, and in one of their hands they hold a jingle made of tin called “chinchín”.

The “ofrenda” of the “parachicos” are dances that begin in the morning and end very late at night. The beauty of this fest is such that UNESCO recognized it as part of the intangible heritage of humanity in 2010.
The “Fiesta de los Parachicos” or “Fiesta Grande de Chiapa de Corzo” is one of the most important Chiapas celebrations and takes place every year from 4th to January 23rd. As in any great good party there is music, the houses and streets are decorated with dozens of colors, there is a parade of typical food such as “tasajo” and “cochito”. Dance is always present in this celebration.

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This celebration is dedicated to “El Señor de Esquipulas”, San Antonio Abad and San Sebastián Mártir. The latter is considered the “parachicos” patron saint, for whom dancers perform thanking for the favors their saints have granted them along the year. They dance dressed in a very special way: they wear multicolored “sarapes” and ribbons, and embroidered shawls, they wear a bonnet headdress and mask carved in wood in faces, and in one of their hands they hold a jingle made of tin called “chinchín”.

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