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Guelaguetza in Oaxaca: Celebration and ceremony by Oscar Encines

A Zapotec word signifying offering or offertory, Guelaguetza describes the Oaxaca ceremony and celebration held each year to thank the gods for sufficient rain and a bountiful harvest. It is held the last two Mondays of July.

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Guelaguetza Maria Diaz

Monday, July 21, 2014, the colorful pageantry of Mexico's Guelaguetza is reenacted once again during the Lunes del Cerro (Mondays on the Hill. A Zapotec word signifying offering or offertory, Guelaguetza was the term used to describe the Oaxaca ceremony and celebration held each year to propitiate the gods in return for sufficient rain and a bountiful harvest. Today it is one of the most colorful fiestas in Mexico. read more

The state of Oaxaca, Mexico - resource page Mexconnect Staff

Located in the southern part of Mexico, the state of Oaxaca is bordered to the north by the states of Puebla and Veracruz, to the east by Chiapas, to the west by Guerrero, and to the south by the Pacif... read more
Published or Updated on: July 1, 2008 by Oscar Encines © 2008
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