Actually, yes! The "Santuario de Chimayo" at Chimayo is considered to be a holy place by local Christians and people of other faiths from all over the world. Every year on Good Friday, thousands of pilgrims converge at the Santuario to express their faith, pray for loved ones, and collect some "Holy Dirt" which can be found inside the church. It is said that this divine dirt has miraculous healing properties. Could it be that the secret to the flavor and quality of Chimayo's chile might come from the valley's sacred soil? To see a video about the Santuario Click Here!
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