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Burning Effigies in Easter Ritual in Mexico

Burning Effigies in Easter Ritual in Mexico

Marissa Revilla, GPJ Mexico

A firefighter monitors a blazing effigy during the Burning of Judas, an Easter ritual celebrated on April 15 at the Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristóbal Mártir in Chiapas, Mexico. The ritual began as the symbolic burning of Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, but now the ritual includes effigies of devils and political figures. Seven effigies were burned; five featured Donald Trump figures, and all seven contained references to Mexico’s relationship with the U.S.

Mexico A firefighter monitors a blazing effigy during the Burning of Judas, an Easter ritual celebrated on April 15 at the Plaza de la Catedral de San Cristóbal Mártir in Chiapas, Mexico. The ritual began as the symbolic burning of Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, but now the ritual includes effigies of devils and political figures. Seven effigies were burned; five featured Donald Trump figures, and all seven contained references to Mexico’s relationship with the U.S.

Marissa Revilla, GPJ Mexico