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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Discover Jujuy: Religious Tourism, Unique Religious Attractions In The Country.

The Province of Jujuy offers a calendar filled with religious festivities, a product based on the important roots of the catholic faith and spiritual influence on its population. 

Additionally, like  no other place in Argentina, religious catholic rituals coexist in Jujuy with ancient ancestral traditions of the peoples of this region, thus sharing a real merger that causes a syncretism of the Andean culture and the Western influence, in a rich liturgical ritual with important and fervent declarations of piety.

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As part of this rich culture, the region has well preserved ancient chapels, many of which were part of missions that were built at the end of the 17th century; the ancient chapels (capillas) are open for visiting everyday and are located in remote and isolated little towns in Jujuy.

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It is also frequent and typical to see the faithful participate in small religious processions called Misachicos, carrying on their shoulders the statue of their patron Saints from town to town while praying and singing to the sound of bands of Sicuris, playing big and small drums, erques and quenas (made of cane) which are traditional Andean instruments.

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These religious celebrations are in honor of the Pachamama (Mother Earth) through which the faithful requests for good health and productive crops.

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