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Skull day in La Paz city cemetery, Bolivia. Believing that skulls are part of their home and bring good luck for business and love, people every November 8th look for their ancestor´s skull to take them to mass and to spend a day in the open. This year the  Catholic priest of the cemetery, following Catholic Church disdain to this cult, decided not to open the little chapel of the place. But the pressure of the faithful ones was unbearable and he was forced to open and celebrate sunday mass.   <br />
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Participantes de la festividad de las ñatitas o calaveras se congregan en el cementerio general de La Paz, Bolivia.  Para sus devotos, ellas son guardianes  del hogar y de gran ayuda en negocios y premoniciones. Cada 8 de noviembre , pese a la resistencia de la iglesia católica en acogerlas durante las misas del día, miles de paceñosllevan sus calaveras a misa y luego de "día de campo" en el cementerio. Este año el cura de la iglesia del cementerio general de La Paz quizo cerrar la iglesia para impedir el acceso de los craneos, pero ante la presion de los fieles debio abrir y oficiar misa.

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Skull day in La Paz city cemetery, Bolivia. Believing that skulls are part of their home and bring good luck for business and love, people every November 8th look for their ancestor´s skull to take them to mass and to spend a day in the open. This year the Catholic priest of the cemetery, following Catholic Church disdain to this cult, decided not to open the little chapel of the place. But the pressure of the faithful ones was unbearable and he was forced to open and celebrate sunday...
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Headline: Bolivia skull day
Author: CHRISTIAN LOMBARDI
Date created: 8 Nov 2009
Dimension: 2848x4288
File size: 2.0MB
City: La Paz
Country: Bolivia
Keywords: calaverita,religion,iglesia,lombardi
Copyright: Christian Lombardi/Archivolatino


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