Narkohram in Mexico
• Narkohram Mexico
Every year at midnight on May 2 followers of Jesus Malverde come to the chapel in the Mexican city of Culiacan, to pay him tribute and thank them for the gifts which they begged him. Malverde - dark figure, but many agree on the idea that he was a real person who lived in the northwestern state of Sinaloa at the turn of the twentieth century. He was that kind of Robin Hood who robbed the rich and gave to the poor, but in the end the authorities caught him, and May 3, 1909 was hanged. Malverde's body was left to rot in the streets.
But many years later, after the death of his spirit came to be called "narkosvyatym", although, like many such figures, it is not recognized by the Catholic Church. He is depicted as a man with a square jaw, with black bushy eyebrows, a mustache, and a little sad expression on his face. Chapel in Kulyakane built in 1969, and it is here, one block from the local government buildings, festivals in honor of the "holy".
In the chapel you can buy a variety of things with the image of "a saint", including busts of various sizes, cigarettes, hats, jewelry, soaps and trinkets.
In celebration of the day of hiring musicians to play them in the chapel, as long as people go to the altar. These artists - natives of San Luis Potosi, representatives of the Huichol people.
The car used in the parade - the chapel gave it to one of the "faithful."
At the time of prayer or gratitude Malverde believers wash his bust in the holy water and stroked his face.
One of the faithful with a large gold medallion Malverde near tattoos in honor of the "holy".
The young followers of the faith in a Malverde in identical caps with the face of "the saint."
The procession moves through the streets.
Tattoo in honor of Malverde.
Joint drinking whiskey during the holiday be sure.
At the end of the parade Malverde bust returned to the place - the altar in the chapel.