Oct. 28, 2013
Candles are lit in front of an effigy of San Simon, outside San Simon chapel in Iztapa, Guatemala. Guatemalans revere San Simon, also known by his Mayan name Maximon o Ry Laj Man, on Oct. 28. For some devotees, San Simon is synonymous with prosperity and happiness, while others associate him with witchcraft, paganism and a protector for drunkards. Since the 19th century, devotees have offered money, liquor or tobacco in exchange for his blessings.
Jorge Dan Lopez