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Fiestas In Cobán and the Verapaces

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Baja Verapaz is famous for its fiestas. In addition, Cobán hosts the National Fiesta of Folklore in August, which is attended by indigenous groups from throughout the country.

January

15

Tactic, large pilgrimage to the town’s Chi-ixim chapel

19–24

Rabinal, most important dates are the 23rd (for the Rabinal Achi dance) and the main day, the 24th

22–25

Tamahú, main day 25th

Holy Week

San Cristóbal Verapaz, big religious processions

May

1–4

Santa Cruz Verapaz

4–9

Tucurú, main day 8th

June

9–13

Senahú, main day 13th

21–24

San Juan Chamelco, main day 24th (includes spectacular costumed processions)

24–29

San Pedro Carchá, main day 29th

25–30

Chisec, main day 29th

July

20–25

Cubulco, includes the Palo Volador on the final day

21–26

San Cristóbal Verapaz, main day 25th

August

July 31–Aug 6

Cobán, followed by the National Fiesta of Folklore

11–16

Tactic, main day 15th

22–28

Lanquín, main day 28th

September

17–21

Salamá, main day 17th

25–29

San Miguel Chicaj, main day 29th

27–30

San Jerónimo, main day 30th

December

First week

Cobán, orchid exhibition held in town’s convent (next to the cathedral)

6–8

El Chol, main day 8th

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