Oaxaca life

Dia de Los Muertos 2013 with Fundacion En Via

Dias de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is always a vibrant and exciting time of year to visit Mexico. Oaxaca is particularly renowned for its festive atmosphere and welcoming locals. This year, Fundacion En Via was able to provide a uniquely personal Dia de Los Muertos experience to a lucky few, whom joined our… Continue reading Dia de Los Muertos 2013 with Fundacion En Via

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En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Teotitlan del Valle

Cruz de Mayo: The Hike to the Summit of Picacho

May 3 is known as “Día de la Santa Cruz”, “La Fiesta de las Cruces” and also “Cruz de Mayo”. In Mexico, the day is special for all those who work in construction, including builders, labourers, architects and engineers. Traditionally, a cross is placed on the high point of the construction site. The cross is… Continue reading Cruz de Mayo: The Hike to the Summit of Picacho

En Via Events, Indigenous Culture, Oaxaca life

The Power of “We” is Greater than the Power of “Me”

By Kirsten Leikem The En Vía community is a reflection of the larger community that exists in the towns we work in. After observing, listening, and conversing with the women of En Vía I realize that tour fees and loans are not the only virtuous ci...

Indigenous Culture, Teotitlan del Valle

Learning about Culture: En Vía Enjoys a Celebration in Teotitlán

Text and Photos by Heather Hutcheson Most people know Teotitlán del Valle as a place to buy colorful wool rugs and as a place to learn about weaving as an art form, but there is much more to know about the rich and important cultural traditions in...