Celebration in honor of San Caralampio

During the month of February, the communities within Comitán arrive in groups at the traditional meeting place, el chumish, in costume. El chumish is a tree located along the route to the Magical Town of Comitán. San Caralampio (Saint Charalambos) was introduced to the region in the 19th century by a soldier, and the people’s devotion to him is owed to the fact that an epidemic that invaded the area never reached the farm where the saint’s image resided.




Iglesia de San Caralampio, Cuarta Avenida Oriente Norte, La Pila, Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas, México

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