Posted 20 June, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

The Ceremonial P'aach is Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity


The Honorable Lord Director and UNESCO Representative in Guatemala Doctor Julio Carranza, a formal ceremony held at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology (MUNAE) on Friday 20 June this year, made the official presentation of the Certificate of Registration as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Ceremonial P'aach. The Registration Certificate was presented to the Minister for Culture and Sports Carlos Batzin.

El Titular de Cultura y Deportes recibió el Certificado de Inscripción del Ceremonial de la P´aach, por UNESCO.

The Head of Culture and Sports received the Certificate of Registration of Ceremonial P'aach, by UNESCO.

The United Nations Educational, Science and Culture (UNESCO) declared the Ceremonial P'aach as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, in December of the year 2013.

The ceremonial The P'aach is a cultural expression of reverence which element is corn, P'aach represented by cob, which is formed by two, three more the ears joined together. Dance is the end of a process, that performs 4 the 5 October each year, date also coincides with the celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, giving the syncretism between what the Mayan culture and Christianity.

The inscription by UNESCO's Ceremonial P'aach and intangible Cultural Heritage, is a form of this unique tradition prevails in the world and can be transmitted to new generations and recognized worldwide.

The authorities of the MCD, are scheduled to make the delivery of the Certificate of Registration of the Ceremonial P'aach, the authorities and the people of San Pedro Sacatepequez, municipality in the department of San Marcos takes place where this ceremonial, in a scheduled event for Tuesday 24 this month.

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-Ministry of Culture and Sports