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Prayer for Rain ceremony takes place in Guatemala

The "Rogativa por la Lluvia" or Prayer for Rain ceremony takes place annually, 40 days after Holy Week, on the shore of the Chicabal Lagoon, a body of water formed on the crater of a former volcano. The lagoon is considered by Mayan people as a sacred place, in San Martin Sacate …
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