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...

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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 ...