prev - home - next

At the same time women fill the fountain in the convent with lake water which has been specially gathered to mop the floor until it shines. Similar lustrations take place throughout town in the cofradía houses as well as private homes. Atitecos believe that dust and other debris attract demons from the underworld. Cleansing represents a spiritual as well as a physical renewal as it prepares the way for the world to be reborn.

Filling the church with water for the cleaning.