Carnival in San Juan Chamula


During Carnaval, groups of minstrels stroll the roads in tall, pointed hats with long, colored tassels, strumming guitars and chanting. Much pox, an alcoholic drink made from sugarcane, is drunk. Festivities also ma…
Religious in San Juan Chamula

Fiesta de San Juan Bautista

Up to 20,000 people gather to dance and drink.
Cultural in San Juan Chamula

Change of Cargo-Holders

The annual rotation of the honored (but expensive) community leadership positions known as cargos.