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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

Day of the Dead or El Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca Maria Diaz

Drawn by the intrigue of all-night vigils in cemeteries and life-size skeletons propped jauntily in shop windows, tourists flock to Oaxaca and other points in Mexico for Day of the Dead. During the la... read more

History of Oaxaca: The Modern Era Maria Diaz

History of Oaxaca Part 3 - Modern Era By Maria Diaz Her Bio Her email: maria@oaxacalive.com Part 1 Pre-Hispanic Era - Part 2 Colonial Era Let us continue our... read more

December in Oaxaca Maria Diaz

In December in Oaxaca there's a fiesta almost every day, which makes this colonial city one of the most popular holiday destinations for both foreigners and Mexicans. We describe below the main ce... read more

History of Oaxaca: The Colonial Era Maria Diaz

History of Oaxaca Part 2 - Colonial Era By Maria Diaz Her Bio Her email: maria@oaxacalive.com Part 1 Pre-hispanic Era Welcome to the continuation of an overview o... read more

History of Oaxaca: The Pre-hispanic Era Maria Diaz

History of Oaxaca Part 1 - Pre-hispanic Era By Maria Diaz Her Bio Her email: maria@oaxacalive.com In three installments we will present a history of Oaxaca, its pe... read more
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