People of Chiapas - Page 2

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The markets are very busy and colourful. An amazing array of products, especially foods, are available.

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Permanent markets are often large, especially in towns like San Cristóbal de las Casas.

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But mini-marts pop up where ever there is enough traffic.


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Tourism is an important income for the region.

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Ceremony is still very important with a variety of events through out the year.  They differ from group to group but generally relate to planting and harvesting.

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When the original ceremonies were suppressed the people blended the Catholic saints and ceremonies with their own.  Recently some areas have returned to their own ceremonies.

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In fact, those involved with the Zapatista Movement have established independent zones so they can control their development themselves.