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Moai. Easter Island, Chile

Moai are massive monolithic figures at Easter Island, and they are what the island is famous for. The statues are a part of the worship of the ancestor gods and built to honor important people of the tribes who passed away. Native islanders, called Rapa Nui, carved the idols with stone tools from compressed volcanic ash in approximately 1250-1500 A.D. …

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Semana Santa - The Holy Week of Easter in Latin America

Semana Santa, the Holy Week of Easter, is the most important Catholic religious festival in Latin America. It begins on Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) through Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday) and Viernes Santo (Good Friday), culminating in Pascua or Domingo de Resurrección (Easter Sunday). Semana Santa celebrates the last days of Christ’s life, the Crucifixion and Resurrection, as well as …

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