Guelaguetza: Gift of Oaxacan culture gets a grand party in LA

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The Guelaguetza is a celebration of Oaxacan culture through food, dance, music and art. Photo courtesy of the Regional Organization of Oaxaca.

Guelaguetza means offering or gift in Zapotec, an indigenous language of Mexico. It’s also the name of the biggest celebration for Oaxacans in LA, which is set for August 14. 

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