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Chichicastenango is a town in the department of Quiché. 

 One of the most vibrant, popular tourist markets takes place in the central square of this town.

The traditional huipil has a special symbolism as it includes the K’iche’s cross and the universe. The embroidery around the neck in the form of a sun represents the King Star. In the main canvas is embroidered a double-headed eagle representing the fusion of two cultures:  Indigenous and Spanish. The predominant colors are brown and purple, intended for the nobility of the region.

The titular feast is celebrated on December 21st in honor of Saint Thomas the Apostle.

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