En Via Events, Indigenous Culture

Christmas Dinner with the Families of En Vía

By Kathryn Boelk Christmas is on our minds; especially that glorious Christmas dinner, which inevitably becomes something of an all-day event for those who celebrate Christmas in the United States. As I fantasize about my family’s traditional dish...

Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Day of the Dead in Oaxaca

By Kim Groves Firecrackers from the churchyard hurtle over-head with the intention of scaring away evil spirits while ghosts, ghouls, and devils dance in the streets. The Cathedral is piled high with flowers. Candles burn bright for every prayer a...

Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Gifts of Culture: Guelaguetza in Oaxaca

Here in Oaxaca, there is currently a strange word on everybody s lips: Guelaguetza. From the Zapotec Indian language it means an offering or gift. In cultures based on exchange and trade it can also be considered in terms of an action or service ...