The Virgin of Juquilla is the most venerated virgin in Southern Mexico. Many pilgrims walk for hundreds on miles to visit and pray for miracles. The festival is a month long and ends on Dec 8. Bob Freund , 2/10/2005
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In the first picture, behind the banner carried by the pilgrims, there is a Tozil man from Chiapas. At the festival there is music, dancing, and a large market. In the evening, the mayordomos (sponsors) of the festival burn a Castillo (a fireworks tower) and toros (bamboo bulls with fireworks attached). Above, the toros are carried by those brave enough to do it. They charge the crowd and create general pandemonium.