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Quetzaltenango in Municipality of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
 

Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal

 
 
Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 30, 2016
1. Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal Marker
Inscription.
Fraternidad Quetzalteca
Al pueblo de
Quezaltenango
Honor a la primera Reina Indigena
Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal
Septiembre 1985

Adicional marcador:
Certamen Reina Indigena
1934-1979
Mujeres que han representado a la cultura Maya Kich’e como homenaje, admiración y respeto a nuestra herencia cultural, a la eterna Xelaju y a las mujeres que con firmeza nos representaran en el próximo milenio.
1. Rosa de Paz (+) · 2. Julia Ixcaragua (+) · 3. Matilde Sajquim (+) · 4. Florencia de Paz (+) · 5. Fermina Lopez · 6. Delfina Pac · 7. Virginia Pol · 8. Juana Coyoy · 9. Mercedez Chavez (+) · 10. Luz Coyoy · 11. Rosario Xicara · 12. Imelda Ixcaragua · 13. Adela Aguilar S. · 14. Rosario Leiva (+) · 15. Clara Coyoy · 16. Marina Sum · 17. Adela Aguilar · 18. Lidia Racancoy (+) · 19. Angela Gomez · 20. Angelina Sum · 21. Silvia Velasquez · 22. Estela Icaragua · 23. Alicia Aguilar · 24. Hortencia Chajchalac · 25. Martha Coti · 26. Celestina Tay · 27. Lorenza Cotom · 28. Concepcion Toc · 29. Lorenza Rojas · 30. Sofia Pisquiy · 31. Lidia Rojas (+) · 32. Rosa Cojulum · 33. Gloria Sac · 34. Paulina Toc · 35. Olga Xicara · 36. Thema Quixtan · 37. Imelda Quixtan · 38. Eliza Lopez · 39. Elvira Quijivix · 40. Thelma Velazquez · 41. Argentina Xicara · 42. Rosario Toc · 43. Teresa Leiva · 44.
Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 30, 2016
2. Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal Marker
The marker and bust are to the far right of the Municipal Theater of Quetzaltenango. It is just to the left of a white column, see here to the far right in this view.
Marina Soch

Oh! Tu corazón del cielo y de la tierra
miranos, óyenos, no nos abandones
danos nuestra descendencia
nuestra sucesión y útil existencia
danos caminos planos
que amanezca
que llegue al aurora
que los pueblos busquen paz
y sean felices
(Popul Vuh)
Quetzaltenango, Diciembre de 1999

English translation:
Quezaltecan Fraternity
To the town of Quezaltenango
Honor to the first “Indigenous Queen”
Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal
September 1985

Additional marker:
“Indigenous Queen” Contest
1934-1979
The following women have represented the Mayan Kich'e culture as a tribute, admiration and respect for our cultural heritage, the eternal city of Xelaju and to the women whose resolution will represent us in the next millennium.
Names of the contest winners

Oh! Your heart
the sky and the earth
look at us, hear us, do not abandon us
give us our offspring in their succession and useful existence
give us flat roads
give us the dawn and sunset
that people seek peace and find happiness
(Popul Vuh)
Quetzaltenango, December 1999

 
Erected 1999.
 
Location. 14° 50.266′ N, 91° 31.122′ 
Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal bust atop the marker base. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 30, 2016
3. Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal bust atop the marker base.
W. Marker is in Quetzaltenango, Quetzaltenango, in Municipality of Quetzaltenango. Marker is at the intersection of 1a Calle and 14a Avenida, on the left when traveling east on 1a Calle. Touch for map. The marker is to the right of the Municipal Theater (Teatro Municipal) of Quetzaltenango. Marker is in this post office area: Quetzaltenango 09001, Guatemala.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesús Castillo (within shouting distance of this marker); Osmundo Arriola (within shouting distance of this marker); 1962 Student Protests in Quetzaltenango (within shouting distance of this marker); The German School of Guatemala (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Juan José Ortega (about 210 meters away); Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (approx. half a kilometer away); Manuel Tzoc, Founder of Nahualá (approx. 21.6 kilometers away in Sololá).
 
Regarding Rosario de Paz Chajchalac de Mendizabal. On September 9, 1934 Rosa Paz Chajchalac was elected the first "Indigenous Queen of Xelaju" (Reina Indígena de Xelajú) as way to incorporate some aspect of Maya-K'iche culture into the annual celebrations in Quetzaltenango (whose original name is Xelajú in the K'iche language). In 1979 the "competition" was modified and its name changed to "Umial Tinimit re Xelaju'j No'j" as a way to align the event more
Nearby monument to Alberto Velazquez image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 30, 2016
4. Nearby monument to Alberto Velazquez
This nearby monument to the writer and poet Alberto Velazquez reads:
Quezaltenango a
Alberto Velazquez
Su imagen esculpida
en este bronce de eternidad,
es la respuesta de la patria
a la inmortalidad de su nombre.
Quezatenango 12 de Septiembre de 1969

English translation:
Quezaltenango to
Alberto Velazquez
His image here sculpted in this bronze for eternity,
is the answer of the motherland to the immortality of his name .
Quezaltenango September 12, 1969
with "the seating of the daughter of the people" as opposed to the traditional "crowning of a queen." Similar events are held throughout Guatemala and are well known for their emphasis on intelligence, poise and culture.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 164 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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