Nicolás Christian School Students Celebrate Mayan Culture in Welcoming Ceremony

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The Nicolás Christian School students provided an outstanding B’a’n Etule (Ixil for
Welcome/Bienvenidos) ceremony for the Nicolás Fund For Education July 2022 mission trip members. Students shared an unprecedented display of beautiful Mayan traditional clothing from various parts of the Quiché Department and different Mayan people groups in Guatemala. The precious clothing was borrowed from the mothers and relatives of our students for this very special presentation.

In the video, students shared traditional clothing from these areas:

  1. Elisheva – Cotzal (home to the Ixil Mayan community)
  2. Britalin – Nebaj (home to the Ixil Mayan community)
  3. Ana – Sacapulus (home to the Sakapultek and K’iche’ Mayan communities)
  4. Evelin – Quiché (home to the K’iche’ Mayan community)
  5. Madelin – Zacualpa (home to the K’iche’ Mayan community)
  6. Yesica – Chichicastenango (home to the K’iche’ Mayan community)
  7. Delia – Totonicapón (located in the Totonicapón Department, home to the K’iche’ Mayan community. 37 miles from Nebaj)
  8. Teresa -Santa María Chiquimulá (located in the Totonicapón Department, home to the K’iche’ community, 55 miles from Nebaj)
  9. Cristel – Xela (Quetzaltenango), home to the K’iche’ community, 46 miles from Nebaj.
  10. Brenda – Santiago Atitlán (close to Sololá on Lake Atitlan, 53 miles from Nebaj. Tzutujile Mayan community)
  11. Hilda – Cobán (located in the Alta Verapaz Department, 52 miles from Nebaj, home to the Q’eqchi’ Mayan community)

We were honored to experience this presentation that accompanied by Mayan dance. It was
wonderful to see our students celebrating and sharing their Mayan culture!

Take a virtual trip with the July 2022 mission team and browse through our trip photo album.

Would you like to experience first-hand the colorful Mayan culture, meet our students, families and faculty, and see the new school being built? Join one of the upcoming trips! Nicolás Fund For Education hosts mission trips three times a year: February, July/August, and November. Sign up today!

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