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At midnight a procession is formed consisting of alcaldes — the heads and hosts of the individual confraternities — and tixels — ladies of the confraternities with their elegant "halo" headdresses, carrying candles sheltered from the breeze within folded green banana leaves. Followed by all of the other confraternity leaders they rapidly form up and move at the double, or about as fast as any procession can move, out of the church followed by the large figures of Jesus carrying his cross, the Virgin Mary, and a santo known as San Juan Carajo (referred to in English as the "John").

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A tixel wearing beautiful traditional textiles: Her "halo" headdress is formed from one long strip, wound round the head and needing frequent attention.