Visiting the historical and fascinating Oaxaca in Mexico is something that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. This is a place that is rich in history and culture, offering a range of attractions, places of interest and activities to keep you busy. 

For culture vultures who really want to experience the culture in Oaxaca, it is always worth visiting when one of the major celebrations or festivals is taking place, as this is a great way to learn about the way of life, beliefs, history and culture of the area and the people who call this city home.

There are many wonderful and fascinating festivities and celebrations that take place in Oaxaca as well as in cities and towns all around Mexico. This includes festivities such as:


This celebration takes place on the day before Ash Wednesday and the last day before the start of Lent. This is wonderful, vibrant celebration, where you will be able to enjoy the dances, vibrant atmosphere and the general festivities that take place in the city. For the best, traditional celebrations in Oaxaca you should consider heading to the Pacific Coast at Pinotepa de Don Luis


This is a fabulous and well attended celebration that began in 1932. It takes place traditionally on the last two Mondays in July and involves groups from various regions performing traditional dance in costume. This is an event that is colourful, fascinating to see and oozes tradition

Dia de los Muertos: 

This is the Day of the Dead celebration, which is a huge celebration that has become known all over the world. This is where souls of the dead, which are said to return to earth once a year, are welcomed and received through the vibrant and fascinating celebrations. You will find items such as coffin shaped cakes and skull shaped decorations or delicacies for sale, people dressed up, fake skeletons lining the streets, and stalls set up to sell food, drink, incense and decorations. The celebration takes place on November 1st and 2nd and is a real experience for those who have never seen it before

These are just a few of the wonderful and fascinating celebrations and festivities that you can enjoy when you visit the historic city of Oaxaca, and they provide a wonderful way for visitors to enjoy a truly unique and memorable visit.

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