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Artwork by Jose Edgar Velzaco

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

  Culture & Traditions

Codice Florentino

Las Madres en la Epoca Pre-hispanica

Considerada la fuerza constructora, educadora y base de su sociedad, la madre en el mundo prehispánico jugó un papel determinante, como se puede observar a través del gran número de representaciones de diosas mesoamericanas. Desde la época prehispánica, la madre ha jugado un papel determinante… Read More

  Myths & Legends

The Culture of the SUn

The Culture of the Sun

When the first men became conscious of the light that was emitted from the sun, and the relationship that exists between light and day; darkness and night; the sun and the moon;  they assigned them each values.  The sun received… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

La Molienda by Diego Rivera

Las Tortillas

The Essential Element of Mexican Cuisine Tortillas are the quintessential staple food of the Mexican diet and cuisine. A flatbread as well as an instrument to eat, the tortilla is now popular all around the world. Tacos, tostadas, chips, quesadillas, enchiladas and burritos wouldn’t… Read More

  Cinco de Mayo

General Ignacio Zaragoza

General Ignacio Zaragoza: Cinco de Mayo Hero

Spanish Cinco de Mayo Hero When “Cinco de Mayo” is mentioned in Mexico, one of the most symbolic battles in the Mexican collective unconscious immediately comes to mind: the Battle of Puebla. General Ignacio Zaragoza, with only a small army,… Read More

  Culture & Traditions

dibujo_prehisp_cortado

Aztec Fun & Games

Dawn dyes the contour of the mountains red. A perfumed, warm breeze dominates the air. Dew slides through the branches of trees and the petals of countless flowers. Far away, the ancestral sound of a sea snail’s conch is heard…. Read More

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