Posted 3 December, 2013 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Ceremonial The Pa'ach, is declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

En conferencia de prensa, se dio a conocer la importancia del reconocimiento del ceremonial La Pa'ach como Patrimonio Cultural Inmaterial de la Humanidad por la Unesco.

At a press conference, unveiled the importance of recognizing the ceremonial The Pa'ach as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

This day it was learned that the United Nations Educational, Science and Culture (UNESCO) Ceremonial told the La Pa'ach as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, recognition that will allow this tradition for generations perviva San Pedro Sacatepequez, San Marcos, of where it originates.

The ceremonial The Pa'ach is a cultural expression of reverence which element is corn, Pa'ach 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.

His appearance between harvest of people who grow corn, is interpreted as the fertility of Mother Earth, the abundance of the harvest and food for humans, for this reason that the creator of the universe and trainer thanks, Index Olga cup, Nomination Coordinator, Department of Anthropological Research, Archaeological and Historical Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Main that make the ceremony are the lords of the proclamation, having 40, 50 the 60 older practice this ceremonial. Attendants lords cry, are at some point going to replace and also the bridesmaids The Pa'ach, having the function of dress the ears Pa'ach.

We are confident that the principles of respect for people and nature, we are urgent to promote today. Our biggest dream is to see adults, youth and children continue the tradition that identifies us to sampedranos before the whole world, Vicente Miranda added, Chairman of Mother Corn Pro

Patrimonio Cultural immaterial, are the uses, representations, expressions, knowledge and skills that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage. These instruments may be, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces.


Which has been declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of our cultural expressions as is The Pa'ach, It is very significant, because they are giving us the recognition of the cultural diversity that our country has and that are significant contributions that you are making the world, Carlos said Batzin, Minister for Culture and Sports.

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