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Pilgrimage to Wirikuta. ©UNESCO 2012
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Pilgrimage to Wirikuta

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The pilgrimage to Wirikuta is an annual ritual undertaken by Wixárika pilgrims in western Mexico. The pilgrims travel east from the Pacific coast through the San Luis Potosí desert, visiting sites representing the four cardinal directions and leaving ritual offerings. The pilgrimage acts as a social mechanism that reproduces an ancestral world view and an agricultural production system based on corn and the seasonal cycles. Novice healers undertake the pilgrimage five times. Recently, mining projects have threatened the integrity of the sacred sites and natural resources along the pilgrimage route.


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País/lugar: Mexico
Series: 2013 inscriptions on the Urgent Safeguarding List
Tipo: Documentary
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Créditos: Alejandro Varela, director ; Sergio Martinez Austria, director. Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas - CDI, publisher.
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