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"San Benito" dancing

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The "San Benito" dancing is a very popular tradition in Merida. People dance all day long with images of the saint meanwhile drummers are playing a very rhythmic song. The dance is to give thanks to the Saint for some gifts or miracles you get or just to pray for new ones.

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The "San Benito" dancing is a very popular tradition in Merida. People dance all day long with images...

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