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Guelaguetza

DATE: Oct. 7 - 8
TIME: 10 - 4 p.m.
PRICE: Included with Garden admission or membership


¡Viva la Guelaguetza! The lively festivities of a traditional Mexican indigenous holiday come alive at the Garden. Celebrate Oaxacan culture through music, dance, art, food and more.

Guelaguetza is a celebration of Oaxaca’s indigenous cultures. It originates from a Zapotec word that roughly translates to “reciprocal exchange of gifts and services.”

Guelaguetza is a tradition that was started by the Zapotecs more than 500 years ago when they created a yearly gathering centered around the worship of their corn goddess. They desired to bring different groups together to share their customs with one another.

Today the Guelaguetza, brings communities from the eight regions of Oaxaca together to share their varying traditions of music, dance, art and food.

Mercado

  • Erica Santiago | Textiles from Valles Centrales
  • Virginia Perez Reyes | Textiles from Sierra Sur, Oaxaca
  • Elida Soriano Lujan | Textiles from the Coastal Region of Oaxaca
  • Olivia Hernandez Ramirez | Textiles from Itsmo, Oaxaca
  • Maribel Vasquez | Textiles from La Cuenca, Oaxaca

Food Vendor

  • Las 15 Salsas Restaurant | Traditional Oaxacan Food

 

Check out this adult education class

Oct. 3 | A Taste of Guelaguetza
5:30-7:30 p.m. | Members $61.95 General Admission $74.95
Celebrate Guelaguetza at the Garden with a demonstration and tasting of Oaxacan cuisine with local restaurant Las 15 Salsas Restaurant Oaxaqueño. After a Mezcal toast, learn how to make regional foods including tortillas and salsa, guacamole with grasshoppers, black mole and green mole. Garden admission is included with class purchase.
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