In the municipality of San Martín Sacatepéquez, a red pick-up truck is being loaded with pilgrims. Its front bumper is adorned by a sculpted bull’s head with real horns. A broken siren announces the truck will begin its charge up the slopes of Chicabal Volcano, located 220km west of Antigua Guatemala. After a 20 minute drive through the cloud forest on the volcano, the pilgrims will join a larger group of people gathered to at the summit to ask the local deities for rain.
Flower offerings on the shores of lake Chicabal. The log is placed to avoid touching the water directly. Photo: Santiago Billy/Comvite