Oaxaca is a noble and generous land located in southwestern Mexico. Its greatest asset is its people, who are responsible for keeping alive countless traditions.
Its cultural diversity is shown in a great variety of dances and festivities. The celebrations of patronal festivals, weddings, festivals of the dead, and the carnival make the state of Oaxaca a place of permanent party. Among its most popular customs are calendas, which are traditional parades full of color, music and symbolism.
This region of Mexico has an exquisite gastronomy providing unique opportunities to taste delicious dishes.
October 01, 2021
Calendas from Oaxaca have their origin in the 16th century and are common in patron saint festivities, baptisms and weddings. They can be defined as parades where residents are invited to celebrate and share a moment of unity.
This tradition is accompanied by distinctive music and involves several characteristic elements such as fireworks, marmots (enormous reed spheres), and Chinas Oaxaqueñas (women wearing traditional costumes).
Hosted by Desert Botanical Garden
October 02, 2021
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N Galvin Parkway, Phoenix AZ, 85008
Oaxaca is known worldwide for its exceptional gastronomy. Its dishes are very elaborate, and mole is a good example of the complexity of its culinary delights.
This traditional dinner has the objective of highlighting the wonderful flavors of Oaxacan cuisine.
Oaxacan Dinner Itinerary
Reception with Mezcal Tasting & Appetizer
6:30 - 7:15 pm
Traditional Dance (Polka Juchiteca)
7:15 - 7:30 pm
7:30 - 7:45 pm
Traditional Dance (Sones Betaza & Jarabe Mixteco)
7:45 - 8:00 pm
8:00 - 8:15 pm
Traditional Dance (Flor de Piña)
8:15 - 8:30 pm
8:30 - 8:45 pm
Traditional Dance (Chinas Oaxaqueñas & Son Calenda)
8:45 - 9:15 pm