Monday, July 29, 2013

Making Memories Monday - Guelagetza

The state of Oaxaca is a state of diverse cultures, languages, and people.  This diversity is what makes this state so popular with tourists all around the world.  We love living here right now and being a part of this beautiful culture.  Every year, this diversity is celebrated through an event called the Guelagetza.  This week-long event displays the food, traditional clothing, dances, and languages from the eight regions of the state.  This year, we decided to take in the parade to get a taste of this huge celebration. 

 We started the evening with a stop at our favorite ice cream shop!  We got peanut butter for Kris, lime for Kieran, "Blue Sky" (Italian vanilla) for Elyse, and yellow plum for me!  What yummy flavors!

 As soon as the thunder started, people appeared out of nowhere selling plastic rain ponchos.  Thankfully, the rain held off for the parade!

 The top candied apples were covered in chili powder (like everything else here) and the bottom ones were a sticky, gooey mess!

  And the parade begins!

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