The Guelaguetza, or the Fiesta of the Mondays on the Hill

The Guelaguetza, or the Fiesta of the Mondays on the Hill are held in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico the last two Mondays of July after the 16th

Photo by Joe Ramirez of So Focused

of the month.

With origins dating back to colonial times, the fiesta is a celebration full of color, music, dance and Guelaguetza, a sharing of the indigenous cultures between the diverse communities of Oaxaca.

Cities and delegations from all over the state send representatives to Oaxaca City to share their particular culture with the thousands of visitors that descend on Oaxaca from around the world for this annual festival.

For many the opportunity to dance and wear the colorful ceremonial outfits of their home cities is one of the highlights of the year.  READ MORE

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