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Welcome to oaxacacalendar.com where you will find up-to-date information about the wonderful events happening in Oaxaca, Mexico. Contact Us    

MEZCAL
Educational Excursions

Visit Oaxaca's quaint distilleries and learn about mezcal and pulque with skilled professional
Alvin Starkman.
Amigos Del Sol

Learn Spanish and Oaxacan culture in an intimate family like setting.

We offer individual attention in classes of 3 or fewer.
Oaxaca Culinary Tours

Custom gastronomic food & drink tours for
groups of 4-16

Market Visits Cooking Classes Mole, Mezcal & Más

Quaint eateries to high end restaurants
ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER

Dependable, professional, courteous driver can take your group of up to 8
on tours of the Oaxaca valley

044-951-507-2383
Discount
Horseback Tours

Ride fit, trained horses on guided adventures in Valle de Tlacolula. Small groups personally guided by English speaking owners. In TripAdvisor & Lonely Planet

cel: 951-199-7026
Day of the Dead
Photo Workshop Tour


Oct. 27-Nov. 4, 2014

Oaxaca Cultural Navigator

More Workshops, Too!
Dr. Angel Gomez
is an English speaking dental specialist trained in the U.S. He has a modern clinic and onsite lab. Consider dental work during your next visit to Oaxaca.
Seasons of My Heart
Culinary Tours


Chef Susana Trilling invites you to join her and her staff for culinary tours in various parts of Oaxaca and Mexico

044.951.508.0469
Traditions Mexico

Cultural Journeys

Day Trips

Expedition Tours

Specialized
Private Tours

Small groups

52(951)-516-4202
Oaxaca Spanish Magic
A Spanish language school where you will discover the magic and joy of learning Spanish in a personalized setting.
Property For Sale
Located in Reyes Elta

7000 sq. meters, operational well, shed, magnificent mountain views

valentinacvx@
hotmail.com

Cell:
044-951-243-3511

Office:
044-951-515-5672
Place your Ad on the Oaxaca Calendar!

For more information
Contact us here

Recurring Events


AA Meeting (English)
Daily - Monday and Thursday - 7 pm Free


Also Saturday at 1 pm - All 12 step groups welcome.

518 Colon

Baseball: Guerreros de Oaxaca
7pm weekdays; 5pm weekends when in town $50 pesos for men in Centro, $25 pesos for women
Vasconcelos Stadium

Oaxaca's own AAA baseball team always includes a couple of players who had brief moments in the major league. Go for the baseball and/or go for the entertaining crowd. This is real Oaxaca!

Niños Heroes and Vasconcelos
Click here for the schedule of games

Bridge Group
Weekly - Tuesday - 2 to 5pm Donation
Oaxaca Lending Library

No partner necessary. Bridge lessons before starting at 1:15.

Pino Suarez 519

Danzón with the Marimba Band
Weekly - Wednesday - 6:30pm Free
Zócalo

A tradition imported from Cuba, the danzón is a stately dance with syncopation. The citizens of Oaxaca gather weekly to dance and watch the dancers.


Düdxa Tubi Tianguis
Sundays starting at 11 am Free
MUFI - the Stamp Museum

Market for locally made goods

Reforma 504

Ethnobotanical Garden Tours in English
Weekly - Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - 11 am $100 pesos
Entrance Reforma and Constitutión.

The only way to see this wonderful garden is on a tour. The tour is two hours long so come with water and sunscreen. There are also tours in Spanish which last one hour and cost 50 pesos daily at 10, 12 and 5pm. And a tour in French on Tuesdays at 5 pm. Arrive ten minutes before the tours to purchase tickets.


Garden Club
Monthly - 1st Wednesday Free


The Garden/Nature club is dedicated to : learning, sharing and deucation about gardening, agriculture and nature, primarily in Oaxaca. It is achieved by regular meetings, field trips, outreach to the community and by parties. To receive the monthly notices of activities, send an email to oaxaca.garden.club@gmail.com. The club also has a Facebook page.


Hiking
Weekly - Friday 9 am - Free except for transportation costs, leaving from the Oaxaca Lendiing Library
Oaxaca Lending Library

“Hoofing It In Oaxaca” is a program of weekly hikes for adventurous gringos who hanker to explore this part of Mexico on foot. Individual outings fall into three categories: rambles through the open countryside in the Valles Centrales; visits to archeological sites in the area; and more vigorous hikes in the mountains surrounding Oaxaca City.The program runs November thru March, with a schedule of 23 different outings. Reservations required. All information and a full schedule of hikes is on the Hoofing In Oaxaca website.

Pino Suárez 519
Click here for more information

Holy Trinity Anglican Episcopal Church
Weekly - Sunday - 11 am -
Crespo 211 (between Morelos and Matamoros)

Liturgy followed by coffee hour. Information 951-514-3799


Introduction of Oaxaca by Stan Gotleib
Monday at 10 am Free
Restaurant Santo Sabor

Stan Gotlieb, a 20-year resident, answers your questions. Information for tourists, newcomers, and residents.

Murguía 508
Click here for more information about Stan

Oaxaca is More Beautiful on a Bicycle
Weekly - Wednesday and Friday - 9 to 10:30 pm; Sunday at 9 am Free
Meet in front of Santo Domingo Church

The Sunday morning ride is to Tule. Free bicycles available at Mudo Ciebo, Qunitana Roo 2011 (between Humbolt and Gómez Farias) You must bring a passport or Oaxacan credentials. They have tandems, too!

M.Alcalá

Open Rehearsal: Chamber Orchestra of the Escuela de Bellas Artes
Daily - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - 8 to 10 am Free
Escuela de Bellas Artes UABJO

In the Sala Juárez on the second floor

Morelos next to the Plaza de la Danza

Religious Society of Quaker Friends Meeting
Weekly - Saturday - 10 am Free

This is the winter schedule. All are welcome. For more information and location contact Lorena Cassady at lcassady@gmail.com. Para informacion en espanol: Cara Smiley: csmiley@integratedorganic.com


Spanish English Intercambios
Weekly - Saturday - 10 to noon Free
Oaxaca Lending Library

Pino Suárez 519 - An opportunity to practice your Spanish and help a Oaxacan learn English. Just arrive at 10 and you will be paired with someone. All levels of Spanish accommodated - including beginners!

Pino Suárez 519

Sunday Tradition - Music and Food
Weekly - Sunday - 1 pm Free
San Pablo Cultural and Educational Center



Hidalgo 907, Antiguo Callejón de San Pablo

Textile Museum - Guided Visit in Spanish and English
Weekly - Wednesday - 5 pm $10 pesos
Textile Museum



Hidalgo and Fiallo

The Oaxacan State Band Concert
Weekly - Sunday - 12:30 Free
Zócalo

A wonderful tradition, sometimes other orchestras perform.


Tour to Teotitlan del Valle
Weekly - Thursday and Saturday - 9 to 5 pm $655 pesos
Instituto Cultural Oaxaca

Travel, Learn, Fight Poverty Fundación En Vía is a non-profit microfinance organization providing tours to communities around Oaxaca where participants visit women in need of small loans to improve their lives. 100% of the tour fees are given to the entrepreneurs as an interest-free micro loan.

Av. Juárez 909

Viernes Culturales (Cultural Friday)
Weekly - Friday - 6 pm Free
Zócalo

Various musical groups entertain


Walking Tour of Churches
Weekly - Tuesday & Saturday - 10am $100 pesos
meet in front of the Cathedral in the zócalo

A tour fror the devout, the lapsed and the never-were. Formore information or tours at other times write ridgecliff@hotmail.com


Zumba
Weekly - Sunday - 9 to 11am $15 pesos
LLano Park (Parque Juárez) - southeast corner

Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout sysem.


Upcoming Events


Thursday July 24  10:00am Free
Tejate and Tamale Fair

Plaza de la Danza
next to the Soledad Church on Morales
Sale and tastings of Oaxacan tamales and the drink tejate - goes all day

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Thursday July 24  1:00pm Free
Dance: Presentation of Typical Dances

Community Center (Salon Comunal)
Calle 20 de Novienbre & Iturbide, San Bartolo Coyotepec

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Thursday July 24  1:00pm Free
Music: Trova plus typical dances

Community center (Salon Comunal)
Calle 20 de Novienbre & Iturbide, San Bartolo Coyotepec

Margie's Pick

Thursday July 24  2:00pm
Carnival de Viejitos

Teotitlan del Valle


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Thursday July 24  2:00pm $40 pesos
Various Bands see poster for schedule

Mezcal Fair
LLano Park
The music starts at 2 pm and goes to 10:30

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Thursday July 24  3:00pm Free
Guelaguetza Calenda

Santa Ana del Valle


Thursday July 24  5:00pm Free
Music: Marimba Concert

Jardín el Pañuelito
Constitución & 5 de Mayo

Thursday July 24  6:00pm Free
Lecture: Oaxacan History by Dr. Francisco j. Ruiz Cervantes

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

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Margie's Pick

Friday July 25  7:00am Free
Art Opening: Artemio Rodriguez

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

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Friday July 25  10:00am Free
Oaxaca Artisan Expventa

Casa las Bugambillas
Reforma 402

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Friday July 25  2:00pm $40 pesos
Various Bands see poster for schedule

Mezcal Fair
LLano Park
The music starts at 2 pm and goes to 10:30

Friday July 25  5:00pm Free
Music: Marimba Concert

Jardín el Pañuelito
Constitución & 5 de Mayo

Margie's Pick

Friday July 25  5:00pm Free
Convite by the Asociation of Redical Jucatecans of the City of Oaxaca

From Jardín Conzatti to the Zócalo


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Friday July 25  6:00pm Free
Music: Concert for Martha Baños Garcia

Teatro Álvaro Carrillo
Calzada Madero at Av. Technológico

Friday July 25  6:00pm $396
Music: Juan Casaos, The Singer of Oaxaca

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Another show at 8 pm - Tickets available at Ticketmaster Mexico
Click here for a video of the singer

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Friday July 25  6:00pm $396
Music: Juan Casaos, The Singer of Oaxaca

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo
Another show at 8 pm - Tickets available at Ticketmaster Mexico
Click here for a video of the singer

Friday July 25  7:00pm
Convite de Guelaguetza

From Jardín Panuelito (Constitución & 5 de Mayo)

A festive procession by Delegations from the Central Valley

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Friday July 25  7:00pm
Art Opening: Expressions

Casa de la Cultura Oaxaqueña
González Ortega No. 403
A group showing of painting, print making, ceramics, and photography.

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Friday July 25  7:00pm Free
Music: Locomotora Johnson Blues Band

Museum of Contemporary Art
Macedonio Alcalá 202

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Friday July 25  7:00pm Free
Lecture: Isla Urbana

Casa de la Cuidad
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

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Friday July 25  7:00pm Free
Art Opening: Artemio Rodriguez Graphics

IAGO- Graphic Arts Institute
M. Alcalá 507

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Friday July 25  7:30pm Free
El LLamado del Caracol

Jardín el Pañuelito
Constirución & 5 de Mayo
Multidisciplinary performance of pre-hispanic events

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Margie's Pick

Friday July 25  8:00pm Free
Music: Lila Downs

Guelaguetza Auditorium
Cerro del Fortin
Tickets can be picked up at the Tourist Office on LLano Park starting Friday the 18th of July. One ticket per person!
Click here for more information

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Friday July 25  10:00pm Free
Music: Ornel Jiménez Quartet

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Friday July 25  10:30pm Free
Music: Los Billy Rockers

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224

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Saturday July 26  10:00am Free
2 Day Workshop: Alebrijes given by Joaquin Hernández

San Pablo Cultural Center
Independencia 904
Continues the next day - from 10 to 2 pm

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Saturday July 26  10:00am Free
Oaxaca Artisan Expventa

Casa las Bugambillas
Reforma 402
All Day

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Saturday July 26  11:00am Free
Mano a Mano - Independent Design Fair

Central Library
M. Alcalá & Morelos
until 8:30 at night

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Margie's Pick

Saturday July 26  12:00am $325 /$696
Mushroom Fair


San Antonio Cuajimoloyas
Infromation at M.Bravo #210 Centro or sierranorte@gmail.com

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Saturday July 26  1:00pm Free
Dance of the Plumes

Santa Ana del Valle


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Saturday July 26  2:00pm $40 pesos
Various Bands see poster for schedule

Mezcal Fair
LLano Park
The music starts at 2 pm and goes to 10:30

Saturday July 26  5:00pm Free
Music: Marimba Concert

Jardín el Pañuelito
Constitución & 5 de Mayo

Saturday July 26  5:00pm Free
Guelaguetza by the "Ángeles de Luz"

Plaza de la Danza
next to the Soledad Church on Morales

Saturday July 26  5:00pm Free
Dance: Folkloric Dance

Parque Las Canteras
Carretera Internacional to the east of the city

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Saturday July 26  6:00pm
Parade of Guelagetza Regional Delegates

Begins in LLano Park and goes to the Zócalo


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Saturday July 26  6:00pm $400-500 pesos
Dance: Niños Virtuosos del Cáucaso

Teatro Macadonio Alcalá
Independencia & 5 de Mayo

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Saturday July 26  7:30pm Free
El LLamado del Caracol

Jardín el Pañuelito
Constitución & 5 de Mayo
Multidisciplinary performance of pre-hispanic events

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Saturday July 26  7:30pm Free
Music: Ornel Jiménez Proyecto - Jazz

Biblioteca Henestrosa
Porfirio Díaz & Morelos

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Saturday July 26  8:00pm Free
Music: Tuna Real Universitaria

Zócalo

Singing group in the Basque tradition complete with castanets, tambourines and lots of guitars.

Saturday July 26  8:15pm $60 pesos
Dance: Company Punto Cero

Teatro Juárez
Av. Juárez at LLano Park

Saturday July 26  10:00pm Free
Music: The Exis present an evening of Beatles songs

Funky Cat
Belisario Domínguez 1001, Colonia Las Flores

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Sunday July 27  11:00am Free
Mano a Mano - Independent Design Fair

Central Library
M. Alcalá & Morelos
until 8:30 at night

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Margie's Pick

Sunday July 27  12:00am $325 /$696
Mushroom Fair


San Antonio Cuajimoloyas
Infromation at M.Bravo #210 Centro or sierranorte@gmail.com

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Sunday July 27  2:00pm Free
Guelaguetza

Santa Ana del Valle


Margie's Pick

Sunday July 27  2:00pm
Dance of the Plumes

Teotitlan del Valle


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Sunday July 27  2:00pm $40 pesos
Various Bands see poster for schedule

Mezcal Fair
LLano Park
The music starts at 2 pm and goes to 10:30

Sunday July 27  5:00pm Free
Music: Marimba Concert

Jardín el Pañuelito
Constitución & 5 de Mayo

Sunday July 27  6:00pm $60 pesos
Dance: La Fille Mal Gardee by the Classical Ballet company Quimerina

Teatro Juárez
Av. Juárez at LLano Park

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Sunday July 27  8:30pm $100-200 pesos
Donaji La Leyenda

Guelagetza Auditorium
El Fortin
By the Ballet Folklorico of Oaxaca, a pageant of the prehispanic myth - Get tickets at the City Tourist Office, Matamoros 102

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Monday July 28  Free
Lani Roo Guelaguetza

Cerro de Zaachila
Zaachila
These festivities will include stilt walkers
Click here for more information

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Monday July 28  10:00am
Guelagetza

Guelagetza Auditorium
Cerro del Fortin

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Monday July 28  2:00pm $40 pesos
Various Bands see poster for schedule

Mezcal Fair
LLano Park
The music starts at 2 pm and goes to 10:30

Monday July 28  4:00pm Free
Guelaguetza

San Antonino Castillo Velasco
Ocotlan

Monday July 28  4:00pm Free
Guelaguetza

Archealological Zone
Valla de Zaachila

Monday July 28  5:00pm $350
Workshop: Pinhole Photography

MUFI - the Stamp Museum
Reforma 504
Build your own camera !

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Monday July 28  10:00pm 350.00
Workshop: Costura Creative

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
through to Aug 1st

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Tuesday July 29  2:00pm $40 pesos
Various Bands see poster for schedule

Mezcal Fair
LLano Park
The music starts at 2 pm and goes to 10:30

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Tuesday July 29  8:00pm Free
Movie: The Damned United

La Jicara
Profirio Díaz 1105

Click here for more information

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Wednesday July 30  8:00pm Free
Movie: Only Lovers Left Alive

Cinema Central
Hidalgo 302

Click here for more information

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Sunday August 03  10:00pm
Music: Son

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224
Every Thursday

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Tuesday August 05  10:00am Free
Workshop: Mask Making

San Pablo Cultural Center
Independencia 904
From 10 to 2 pm

Friday August 08  7:00pm
Music: Aracely Arámbula, Gabriel Soto & Jessica Coch

Teatro Álvaro Carrillo
Calzada Madero & Av. Technologico
Purchase tickets in advance at Murguía 101, info at 501-1282
Click here for more information

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Sunday August 10  10:00pm
Music: Son

Nueva Babel
Porfirio Díaz 224
Every Thursday

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Monday August 11  10:00am
3 Day workshop: Shibori by Kachina Martin

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
Rgister in advance at the museum

Margie's Pick

Saturday October 04 
Movie: Oaxaca Filmfest 5



Through October 11
Click here for more information

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Friday October 17  9:00am
Conference: 1st Encounter with Mesoamerican Textiles

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
Irmgard Weitlaner Johnson

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Saturday October 18  9:00am
Conference: 1st Encounter with Mesoamerican Textiles

Textile Museum
Hidalgo & Fiallo
Irmgard Weitlaner Johnson

Sunday October 26 
Mexican Daylight Savings Time Ends




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Monday October 27 
5 Day Poetry Conference




Click here for more information

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Wednesday November 12  9:00am
Instrumenta Oaxaca



Through to the 23rd
Click here for more information

Festivals & Holidays


I do my best to be accurate but festival dates are subject to change from year to year.


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Margie's Pick


Guelaguetza
Guelaguetza Stadium
Oaxaca

Another performance at 5 pm. Presentation of the traditional dances of the villages of Oaxaca danced by delegations from each village. There is an alternate Guelaguetza and other events during this period.


Margie's Pick


Ceremony: The Blessing of the Animals
Merced Church
Oaxaca Center

Animals and their human keepers are there to celebrate the feast day of San Ramón de Nonato, patron saint of women in labor, persons falsely accused and keeper of animals.


Ceremony: El Señor de la Navidad
Teotitlan del Valle

Through to Septenber 9th.


Ceremony: El Grito de Dolores
Zócalo
Oaxaca

The governor of Oaxaca shouts the traditional ‘grito’ from the balcony of the Governor’s palace in commemoration of Independence Day. Massive fireworks follow. No alcohol is sold so the crowd is very family friendly.


Holiday: Independence Day
Mexico

Parades


Margie's Pick






The Virgin of the Rosary
Santo Tómas Church
Xochimilco, Oaxaca

Procession and then fireworks with a huge castillo.

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Procession: The Virgin of the Rosary
Church of San Tomás
Xochimilco, Oaxaca

After mass a procession of estandartes (large red velvet banners covered with silver ornaments) and then fireworks including a castillo (tower)



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Procession of Offerings - Palm Sunday
begins at the cemetery and goes to the church
San Antonino Castillo Velasco (near Ocotlan)

An opulent procession of offerings and a reenactment of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem – Also many processions including on leaving from the Santo Domingo Church at 9 am and another leaving from the Templo de San Francisco at 10 am. In front of all churches in the city and village look for woven crosses and other ornaments made of palm being sold.


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Procession of Silence
Alcalá and Garcia Vigil
Oaxaca

Moving procession of crosses and full sized devotional figures