February, every year (10Feb-16Feb 2014) : Fería de Turismo
Rural in Oaxaca :
with interesting pictures on
Holy week at Easter (13-20 April 2014)-
There are many manifestations during this period with colorful celebrations
in Oaxaca, Teotitlán.
During the week after Easter Sunday : Carnival de Resurrection (Be
aware of hangovers after tasting the mezcal !) : from 7 PM to 11
PM : big band and Zapotec dances with wonderful costumes. Every
dancer has their own costume and mask. To hide their personality
behind a mask is part of their culture. You can drink a lot of beer,
"tepache" and mezcal while watching this show. The starting
point is the Zócalo of Teotitlán.
"tepache”: alcohol of fermented pineapple
July, 1-5th, 2014 : Village day in Teotitlán
del Valle - "Fiesta de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo"
- processions and dances.
21 July and 28 July 2014 -
In Oaxaca, the Guelaguetza brings
together the ethnic groups of 7 regions of Oaxaca State (dances
and traditional songs to honor Centeotl, Goddess of corn) : log
onto the website :
for the history and the tickets.
August, 31st- Benediction
of the animals in Oaxaca in La
August 24-27, 2014
– Village day in San Bartolo
Coyotepec : "Fiesta de San Bartolomé".
Sept 05-08, 2014
- "Fiesta del Señor de La Natividad" in
Teotitlán del Valle
Last week in September -"Fiesta de la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo"
in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya.
Eight days of processions, dances and fireworks.
Nov 01-02 : Day of the Dead; nice Day of the Dead celebration in
Oaxaca City and the surrounding
Dec 23 - Festival
de los Rábanos (Radish Festival) in Oaxaca
: sculptures of radishes representing famous people or scenes of
the nativity. Exposition on the Zócalo. This exceptional
event occurs every year in Mexico.
Dec 24 - Las
Calendas (processions) in Oaxaca
: every year, there is a huge parade of floats, giant papier mache
puppets, flower baskets and musicians (this event is more religious
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