Corpus Christi Celebrations
The Danza del Calalá takes place during Corpus Christi Festival, accompanied by indigenous music played with drums and reed flutes; this is one of Chiapas’ authentic religious and cultural expressions. Of pre-Hispanic origin, this dance was intended to scare away evil and ask the gods for a good harvest. Calalá comes from the Chiapaneco word Calaahlau, which means “where the deer come from”.
Chiapa de Corzo, Chiapas, MéxicoSee map