Attend the cultural activities in the Guelaguetza 2023

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Published by David Olmos | México Ruta Mágica on July 12, 2023

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Oaxaca, renowned for its enchanting Magical Towns, breathtaking natural wonders, and vibrant traditions, is gearing up for the highly anticipated Guelaguetza 2023. The month of July is fast approaching, promising a diverse array of activities that will provide a deeper understanding of our Mexican heritage.

Once again, Oaxaca will transform into a cultural hub, uniting art, folklore, and traditions in harmony with the 16 indigenous communities and the Afro-Mexican population. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event where artistic performances and cultural displays will captivate both the stage and the hearts of every visitor.

As tradition dictates, the festivities will kick off on July 17th with the “Monday of the Hill” celebration. This festival showcases traditional dances, cultural events, and performances, attracting numerous domestic and international tourists who eagerly gather to witness the captivating prelude to the main event.

On July 24th, the “Eighth of the Guelaguetza” will take place. This celebration dates back to the colonial era when the Guelaguetza festivities were linked to the Corpus Christi Festival of the Church of El Carmen Alto. During this time, the local people were granted permission to hold a secular celebration, commencing on the Monday following July 16th and recurring eight days later, hence its alternate name, the “second Monday of the hill.”

Activity Program Highlights

While some activities have already commenced, there is still ample time to partake in a multitude of engaging experiences:

  1. Cultural Artistic Expressions: July 9, 19, 21, 26, and 28 at 4:00 p.m., Historic Center.

  2. Moles Festival: July 14 at 2:00 p.m., Oaxaca Cultural and Convention Center.

  3. Mezcal Fair: July 14-25 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Oaxaca Cultural and Convention Center.

  4. Expo Guelaguetza Craft Fair 2023: July 14-25 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Great Hall/Oaxaca Cultural and Convention Center.

  5. Gastronomic Market: July 14-25 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Parque Juárez El Llano.

  6. Parade of the Delegations: July 15 and 22 at 6:00 p.m., Main Streets of the Historic Center.

  7. Donají… The Legend: July 16 and 23 at 8:00 p.m., Guelaguetza Auditorium.

  8. Guelaguetza, Fiestas de los Lunes del Cerro 2023: July 17 and 24, Guelaguetza Auditorium. Morning edition at 10:00 a.m., evening edition at 5:00 p.m.

  9. Tejate and Tamal Fair: July 19 and 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Plaza de la Danza.

Make sure to mark your calendars and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Oaxacan culture at Guelaguetza 2023. The festival offers a unique opportunity to celebrate the beauty and diversity of Mexican traditions, leaving visitors with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for our cultural heritage.

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