En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life, Teotitlan del Valle

Feathers, food, and friends: The Festival of the Year in Teotitlan

This week, the town of Teotitlan is enjoying its main festival of the year, la fiesta de la Preciosa Sangre del Cristo, a weeklong town party that honours and celebrates the town church. It is a chance for the people to acknowledge the colour, lif...

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...

Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

Lining up for Cheese: The Delights of Shopping outside the Supermarket

By Kim Groves I had my orange market bag tucked under my arm, and a few 10 peso coins jingling ready in my hand. I think I was flicking idly through a newspaper that someone had left on the counter. A woman of about 40 years sidled up beside me an...