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La Guelaguetza Celebration

The most important festival in Oaxaca is undoubtedly the annual celebration of  La Guelaguetza. It is a holiday that revolves around dance and brings together eight regions of Oaxaca on the Cerro del Fortin.  Each year the Guelaguetza is celebrated on the two  Mondays following July 16.   La… Read More

  Arts

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Frida Kahlo Homage Tree of Life

“There are many people in history who embrace the culture that defines them but only a few become engraved in it; Frida Kahlo is one of those individuals. In Mexican society she represents the folkloric joy, the indigenous pre-Hispanic pride, the… Read More

  Myths & Legends

The Aztec Sun Stone

The Aztec Sun Stone

 Español  This huge monolith with at least 500 years of existence seems to speak to us from its silence of stone. The sunken eyes of Tonatiuh, the Aztec sun god, look out from the center of this cyclic sequence of glyphs… Read More

  Heroes & Historic Figures

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Maximilian Emperor of Mexico

Maximilian of Mexico was born in Vienna, Austria in 1832 as Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph. He was the grandson of Austrian emperor, Francis II, and younger brother of Franz Joseph who became Emperor of Austria, Apostolic King of Hungary, and President… Read More

  Arts

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Alebrijes: Oaxacan Wood Carvings

The artistic process and techniques used in the creation of these captivating  wooden Alebrijes. Alebrijes are carved wooden figures created by Oaxacan artisans. They have become so popular that even the world’s most respected Spanish language authority, the La Real Academia de… Read More

  Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Facts

1.   Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day.   2.   Cinco de Mayo is celebrated every May 5 to observe the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Independence Day is September 16.   3.   The Battle of Puebla took place… Read More

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