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Azapa, feast for the dead.

Abstract in spanish

In Azapa's San Miguel, (valley of the same name, in Ist Region) every 1 º of November the kindred’s come to the cemetery to share with their deceased. Entire families travel even there from Tarapaca's interior or from distant cities specially to celebrate this day for the dead men. The kindred´s appear with their better clothes, with their better attitude, spend in food and drink in favor of their late one, arrange and adorn tombs and niches. They call for bands to satisfy the musical needs of those that already died.

Keywords: San Miguel de Azapa,Day of the Dead,Ceremonies,Northern Chile.
Author: César Borie, Andrés Fortunato, Gerardo Mora & Juan Solar. Licenciados en Antropología, Arqueología e Ingeniería en Sonido. Universidad de Chile y UVIPRO.
Received: January 17th, 2005, Accepted: June 10th, 2005
Revista Chilena de Antropología Visual - número 5 - Santiago, Julio 2005 - 152/179 pp.- ISSN 0718-876x. Rev. chil. antropol. vis.