La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.

So much colour, culture, music and dancing, La Guelaguetza in Oaxaca is an incredible festival that you should see once in your lifetime. I absolutely loved it!!

People from all over Mexico and the world come to Oaxaca for this 2 week festival. Parties in the streets every day, the beautiful girls and colourful dresses from the 8 regions of Oaxaca come together to showcase their traditions. It’s amazing to think that each part of the state of Oaxaca has a totally different culture. That’s what makes Oaxaca so special.

For 2 Mondays in July the main Guelaguetza event is up at the auditorium overlooking the city. An event in the morning, and one in the afternoon each Monday. But everyday you will see dancing and festivities in the streets.

If you get the chance to sit up close, after every dance they throw out gifts and food from each region. 

Enjoy the photo gallery of a few snaps I took last year.

 

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.
The massive crowds in the auditorium with the free sombreros you get on the way in.

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.
The famous Flor de piña dance

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.
With the most beautiful dresses

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.
Danza de la pluma

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.

 

La Guelaguetza, Oaxaca.

 

I hope you liked the pics! If you’re coming to Oaxaca this year for the Guelaguetza, let me know how you go. You’re going to love it!

Also another great festival in Oaxaca to come and enjoy is the Day of the Dead, Oct 31st – Nov 2nd.

Happy travels!!

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