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Central American and Caribbean Fire to be lit this Tuesday, June 6

This coming Tuesday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m. (Mexico City time), the Basamento Escalonado de la Luna in the Archaeological Zone of Teotihuacan will host one of the most sublime and emblematic moments of the San Salvador 2023 Games: the lighting of the Central American and Caribbean Fire.

Centro Caribe Sports, the entity that owns the Central American and Caribbean Games, along with the Mexican Olympic Committee and COSSAN2023 authorities, will be in charge of presiding over this ceremony, which will mark the beginning of the route of the Central American and Caribbean Fire.

For the kindling of the fire, the New Fire Ceremony will be performed, an ancient Mesoamerican ritual that took place every 52 years in different pre-Hispanic cultures. It is a ceremony of great importance since it marks the end of a cycle in the Mesoamerican calendar and the beginning of a new one.

The Central American and Caribbean Fire will arrive in El Salvador on Tuesday evening, Tuesday 6, and will begin its tour of the country’s 14 departments the following day.

The torch will enter Estadio Nacional Jorge “El Mágico” González next Friday, June 23, when the 24th edition of the Central American and Caribbean Games will be officially inaugurated, a regional sporting event that will be held for the third time in San Salvador, capital of the Republic of El Salvador.

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