Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Poster: Cartel: Angela Mendoza March 19 is Artisan Day (Día del Artesano) in Oaxaca, Mexico. Planeta.com and the Facebook Group Oaxaca Markets (Mercados de Oaxaca) showcase favorite folk art and folk artists. We call for more photos of favorite folk art and folk artists. Let us know how to visit and purchase directly. We invite …

Benito Juárez

Photo: Guelatao Mexico commemorates Benito Juárez with a federal holiday on or near his birthday of March 21 (his birthday). A Zapotec, Juárez is the only full-blooded Indigenous leader to serve as President of Mexico. His name is used frequently throughout the country, from the state university Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez to Mexico City’s International …

Exploring Cancún

Photo: Erik Cleves Kristensen, Beach Cancún is a made-to-order resort, built specifically for tourism at the northeastern tip of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The city was founded on April 20, 1970. This city boasts terrific infrastructure for receiving and transporting environmental travelers to less congested areas, such as the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and Celestún. The …

Kumoontun

Photo: Marco introduces Kumoontun Oaxaca, Mexico – Kumoontun is the Ayöök (Mixe) word for tequio or collective work. This initiative promotes research, awareness, and reflection on what happens in Ayöök community life. Key [email protected] Pixk Webinars Publication Featureshttps://kumoontun.wixsite.com/kumoontun/blog/engracia-p%C3%A9rez-castro Apphttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.seit.felix.kumoontun 2020https://twitter.com/kumoontun/status/1259861986088812552 2019 – Now Available For Mac OS!https://twitter.com/kumoontun/status/1188933906164264960 Periscopehttps://www.pscp.tv/w/1YqGojrOYqNKv For a multilingual Internet Embedded Tweets Twitterhttps://twitter.com/kumoontun …

Mexico Links

Mexico flag Links related to Mexico in a mostly random fashion: HeadlinesMexican President López Obrador tests positive for coronavirusHistoria del desagüe del Valle de México – El UniversalUsing Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media – NY Timeshttp://relatosehistorias.mx/numero-vigente/recuento-de-los-danos-al-patrimonio-historico-mexicano-tras-los-terremotos-dehttp://www.eluniversal.com.mx/articulo/estados/2016/12/20/bacalar-paraiso-maya-que-resistio-piratashttp://economia.elpais.com/economia/2017/03/02/actualidad/1488476431_367486.htmlhttp://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38019604http://www.realclearworld.com/articles/2016/11/02/mexico_a_glass_half_full.htmlhttp://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/29/a-royal-wizard-s-psychedlic-palace-in-the-mexican-jungle.htmlMexico Sitting on Untapped Entrepreneurial TalentThe city that feeds Mexico CityA Valle de Bravo archaeological site is …

Zapotec

Indigenous Peoples: Zapotec Zapotecs are an Indigenous group in Oaxaca with an incredible breadth and depth of culture. There are about 100 variations of the language. This page feature working notes on Zapotec culture, including language, traditional dance, and food. As a language, Zapotec is a group of languages spoken principally in Oaxaca, and also parts of …

Teotihuacán

Photo: Jose Antonio Gelado, Pyramids Teotihuacán (elevation: 2,300 meters or 7,500 feet) boasts the third-largest pyramid in the world, and the remains of an ancient city. Its original name is not known. The archaeological site covers a total surface area of 83 square kilometers and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The …

Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Valerie Hukalo, 2006 South of tourism hotspots Cancún and Tulum lies the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Sian Ka’an is Mayan for ‘where the sky is born.’ Such poetic language perfectly suits this lovely reserve, which comprises tropical forests, wetlands, reefs and a beautiful Caribbean coast. Most travelers head to Punta Allen for sportfishing and …

Mexico City’s Basilica of Guadalupe

Photo Mexico City – The Basilica of Guadalupe is home to one of Mexico’s most familiar icons. Less known is that the grounds of the Basilica comprise a national park, part of the Sierra de Guadalupe. December 12 is the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe), a popular Catholic feast day …

Náhuatl

Poster Náhuatl is a language of the Uto-Aztecan language family. Varieties of Náhuatl are spoken today by an estimated 1.5 million Nahua peoples, most of whom live in central Mexico. Also spelled: Nawatl Hashtags: #LenguaNáhuatl NahuatlatolliThis self-paced course is based on the Nahuatl variant from the Huasteca of Veracruz that is spoken in Chicontepec, Veracruz, …