Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and Natural Worlds

Photo: Oaxaca Tourism Fair, Amigos del Sol (Some rights reserved) Our favorite events educate, motivate, and inspire. They are worth experiencing and remembering fondly and with gratitude. This photo was taken at the 2007 Rural Tourism Fair, an event held at the Amigos del Sol language school, immediately after the social protests of 2006. Produced …

Oaxaca’s 485th Anniversary

Oaxaca City celebrates its 485th anniversary, hosting the Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales. Celebrations include calendas on Monday afternoon. History Oaxaca’s name comes from a mangled version of the Aztec settlement Huaxyacac (“place of gourds”). Occupying the area as early as 1521, the Spanish established their new settlement in 1529. Oaxaca was first called Antequera after …