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Daemon
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El Pochó Dance-Drama

St. Sebastian's Day is celebrated throughout Latin America, but the dance-drama El Pochó, which takes place in Tenosique in Tabasco State, Mexico, on this day, is unique. On the morning of January 20, everyone gathers at the prearranged location: a house or a plaza. The pochoveras enter in their long skirts and embroidered blouses and perform the initial dance. Then the cojóes enter, wearing masks with exaggerated features. Soon the tigres (jaguars) invade the dance space, and the cojóes and tigres play at hunting each other until, finally, they join forces to chase the audience. More...
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These are all celebrations in honour of the saints, what I do not know is how the saints feel about them
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"The Pochó Dance ", pre-Columbian, which is considered the most beautiful and mysterious of Tabasco. This dance features characters such as: cojóes, pochoveras and tigers dancing in streets and squares of the city in time to the music of wind and percussion, look splendid garments made with large leaves, flowers, baskets and wooden masks gum; This dance symbolizes the purification of man from his struggle between good and evil, ending with the death of Pochó - or malignant God - who is beaten and burned the carnival mates. It is danced from January 19 to Mardi Gras on Tenosique

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