The devout will carry a statue of Mary from the Cathedreal in Santa Fe to Chimayo. Many make the pilgrimage. People have been known to make the journey on their knees. El Santuario de Chimayo is a holy site of healing like Lourds in the desert of New Mexico. Many attest to being healed by Christ through prayer and the miraculous soil found there. It has a deep cultural significance to the New Mexican people and Catholics. Pretty cool.