Join us on this incredible journey to Oaxaca, home to 16 different indigenous groups, the largest indigenous population of any Mexican state, during the annual Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos celebration. Dating back to the Aztecs, this celebration is a family event to remember departed souls and to celebrate the resurrection of their spirits. They are welcomed back with seas of marigold flowers, elaborate sugar skulls, painted faces, colorful parades, live music and traditional dances.
We will explore Oaxaca’s rich culture through excursions to historical archeological ruins, mezcal palenques, and artisan workshops and witness Oaxaca’s vital culture of resistance based on local indigenous traditions. We will meet the local leaders and women who are often at the forefront of these struggles, organizing themselves and their communities and leading efforts to revitalize local language and culture.
Juan de Dios, educator and activist from Oaxaca, leading Global Exchanges’s delegations for 15 years.
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