En Via Events, Indigenous Culture

The Hidden Art of Candle Making

By Lindsey Shilleh We enter into a dimly lit room, where scattered around the floor are pots and pans, molds of wax, alongside a small fire. Fifteen to twenty velas (candles) hang from hooks overhead, waiting to be adorned, waiting to be brought t...

Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

The Day of the Dead and the Celebration of Life in Oaxaca

By Kim Groves I moved slowly in the deep shadows, trying to tread lightly and breathe softly. The candles warmed my ankles as I passed by the graves. There was a swell of tender yellow light all around me. The air was sweetly cold. Bright flowers ...