Paul & Gloria in Mexico: Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza Extravaganza

If you’ve been reading our newsletter for a while, you know that we have been traveling to Mexico each year for the past several years. This is the first year we visited in July and were able to experience the month-long festival of the Guelaguetza, Oaxaca’s celebration of the culture, traditional dancing, crafts, and food of its eight regions.

One of the biggest parades during the month is the Desfile de Delegaciones where dancers and musicians from each of Oaxacas regions are represented. One of the highlights, and my personal favorite, is the Baile de la Flor de Piña which you can see in the video clip below.

One of our favorite things about Mexico is all the color. It’s everywhere!

Festival de Antojitos (Snacks)

Street Vendor

Street Vendor

Indigenous Women Vendors at the Tlacolula Market

Fruit Display at Tlacolula Market

Belts for Sale at Mercado Benito Juarez

Woven Rugs Gallery near Santo Domingo Church


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