In the town of Tolar Grande in Salta this peculiar celebration takes place.
Arrives August, the month of the pomp and ominous and start in San Antonio de los Cobres, one of the more significant, traditional, cultural and expressive celebrations of Argentina.
For all the inhabitants of the Argentine Northwest is Mother Earth, the highest deity. Pachamama is a female god, it produces, which blesses it engenders. His abode is in the bowels of the earth.
The Sahumerio: In August, the ceremony includes the clearing house in the morning, first thing, the people of this great people, gather litter every corner, they put it in a conbrazas shovel and add chacha and pupusas (local plants) and with this sahuman all houses, things and also to members of the families. In the distance you can see the smoke coming out of the villages forming a unique landscape. This way you are apologizes to mother earth on his knees and thanking and praying together.
The Ritual: The ritual of preparing a saumerio with alcohol in a "flame of his" add native foods and strong drink containers. All this is placed in a pre-dug hole in the ground and then covered with a white stone (apacheta) to identify the location for next year. The ceremony includes the intake of alcohol kills and colacación of "Llojke" (also called Yoki, amulet made two strands of black and white).