Samaritan Day

Photo: Samaritan Day at the Santo Tomas Xochimilco Church

Samaritan Day (Día de la Samaritana) is a tradition in Oaxaca City celebrated on the fourth Friday in Lent. Refreshments are offered to passersby.

The tradition began in the churches. Today businesses, schools and government offices offer traditional fruit drinks, including horchata, jamaica, tamarindo, and local favorite chilacayote.

Celebra El Imparcial de Oaxaca el Día de la Samaritana


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