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Early in the morning of the Monday prior to Easter, a large group of Atitecos arrive at the church to thoroughly clean it. A large cloth is draped across the left altarpiece where the most important images of Christ are located as a symbol that he is no longer accessible, having descended into the underworld. The cloth remains in place for five days, analogous to the five delicate days that fall at the end of the traditional Maya calendar.

Left altarpiece of the church being draped with a white cloth during Holy Week.