The Holy Monday of Talcigüines
In the municipality of Texistepeque, department of Santa Ana, staged a unique tradition and representative every Monday of the week holy more.
This is the persecution for "The Talcigüines", which means "Men deviled" in Nahuatl language is part of the cultural heritage of this town.
This practice is a fusion of Spanish lessons in Central lands during the colonial, who instilled presenting pictures "living" in different Bible passages featuring indigenous, who consequently influenced the practical syncretism of Catholicism.
The tradition of Talcigüin
Being a Talcigüin Texistepeque population is an honor. Only, can be achieved by being "heir" of another family member who has participated in Talcigüin previous festivals.
The drama takes place every Monday saints. This is that locals youth and children are presented in St. Stephen Parish Texistepeque to 8:00 a.m. to initially prepare the Mass, then the condition of receiving the sacrament of confession and communion. After, each member goes to the sacristy of the church to dress in robes and red masks that simulate a demon. Part of her outfit is a whip made of sturdy leather straps.
The person who represents Jesus wears purple robes and carrying a cross lined with purple cloth and a small bell echoing through the streets to defeat the demons loose.
Among lashes and blessings
At 9:00 a.m. ring the bells of the parish church, announcing the presentation of Talcigüines. Generally, are over 20 participants.
It all starts when you start handing Talcigüines lashes The sinners, regardless of gender or age. As a representative of good, Jesus of Nazareth is moved through the streets ringing a bell and is directed toward the corners of the streets (about 10 blocks around) carrying the cross in his left hand and the bell in the right.
The first Talcigüin goes up to the corner where Jesus. In that place is as follows tempt: runs to Jesus with diagonal steps which gives three blows to the ground. Jesus is placed in charge of ringing the bell squat hard and divided Talcigüin nine strokes down again. Once complete, the humiliated and Jesus falls Talcigüin walk on it. After the demon runs off to follow people and spank spanking. This process is repeated until noon.
The ceremony ends after noon. This is that Talcigüines gather in front of the central temple to wait for Jesus. Fall over each one deal with Jesus and the parish bells announce the triumph of good over evil. Finished this, the Talcigüines enter the temple.
Note that this was a common practice among the population marked Texistepeque but that was in danger of disappearing 1932, because of the repression they underwent Indians in that year . It was not until 1937 Urban's father revived the drama Cubas urging neighbors and friends to join efforts to follow up on this unique tradition in the country.
To date, the House of Culture of Texistepeque made memories and information for tourists visiting the festivities, between dolls made of sawdust and cloth $2.00 USD, written material, DVD's on a Talcigüines $2.00 USD, inter.
Where to eat
For these religious activities will find food festival in the town Texistepeque, with the purpose of supporting local festivals. For typical dishes at affordable prices and made at the time.
If you are from San Salvador, Take Route The Coast popularly known as "The Jets". Then take the detour to Santa Ana. At this point shall be conducted by the roundabout towards Metapán. The street name corresponds to CA-12N.
- From San Salvador to Santa Ana address Route 201 (we suggest taking the "special" for safety) in the West Terminal. Ticket cost from $0.85 USD up $1.35 USD
- En Santa Ana: Aborde the trail 235 bound for Metapan, Santa Ana and Texistepeque. Ticket cost from $0.85 USD onwards.
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Elevation 1371 feet
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