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Group of miners carry their Tata Kajchu (Saint of the mine) to the Cathedral to be blessed, in this case a statue of the Virgin Mary. Potosi, Bolivia. 23 January 2016. With this blessing, they begin the festivities of the Miners Carnival./ Grupo de mineros llevan a su Tata Kajchu (santo de la mina) a la catedral para su correspondiente bendición, en este caso una estatua de la Virgen María. Potosí, Bolivia. Enero 23 de 2016. Con esta bendicion empiezan las fiestas del Carnaval Minero. The customs and beliefs of Andean people are a hybrid of catholic religion and old beliefs. One of its highest expressions is within the Bolivian mining culture that worships the Pacha Mama (Mother Earth), the Celestial Divinity personified in the Catholic God and "El Tio" of the mine (Satan). To the latter, who rules the underworld, they make offerings with sacrifices of llamas inside the mines to ask for protection in the depths of the mountain and abundant mineral.

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Group of miners carry their Tata Kajchu (Saint of the mine) to the Cathedral to be blessed, in this case a statue of the Virgin Mary. Potosi, Bolivia. 23 January 2016. With this blessing, they begin the festivities of the Miners Carnival./ Grupo de mineros llevan a su Tata Kajchu (santo de la mina) a la catedral para su correspondiente bendición, en este caso una estatua de la Virgen María. Potosí, Bolivia. Enero 23 de 2016. Con esta bendicion empiezan las fiestas del...
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Author: Dany Krom
Date created: 23 Jan 2016
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File size: 8.6MB
City: Potosi
Country: Bolivia
Keywords: Potosi, bolivia, carnaval, carnival, minero, miners
Copyright: Dany Krom/Archivo Latino


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