En Via Events, Festivals, Indigenous Culture, Teotitlan del Valle

Los Reyes Magos and the Queens of Teotitlán

By Kim Groves From the bible stories, I knew them as The Three Wise Kings. They brought incense, gold, and myrrh as gifts for baby Jesus. Here in Mexico they are known as Los Reyes Magos. Children create their wish lists and wait until January 6 t...

Festivals, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Guelaguetza: Now is the time for drinking, now is the time for freeing the feet

Story and photos by Julia Turnbull Guelaguetza is a word of Zapotec origin that embodies the concepts of giving, sharing, and offering. Each summer, the city of Oaxaca hosts a guelaguetza in the stadium on the Cerro del Fortín (the hill overlookin...