Guelaguetza 2018

Oaxaca is ready for Guelaguetza 2018

The state of Oaxaca has finalized the details for Guelaguetza 2018 so that once again it can break new records for national and foreign tourists to Oaxaca’s largest annual event.

As every year, in Cerro del Fortín, the different delegations that comprise the eight regions: Cañada, Costa, Istmo, Mixteca, Papaloapan Basin Region, Sierra Sur, Sierra Norte and the Central Valleys will be represented.

According to information from the organizers, each one will take a bit of the greatness culture of their land, represented in their dances, their colorful clothing, the taste of their cuisine and the joy that characterizes them.

With a capacity of 11,161 people, of which 432 are designated for delegation members, the Guelaguetza Auditorium will once again witness the largest ethnic party in Latin America.

This year, 94 delegations competed for a spot in this year’s celebrations and to represent their region. The committee is expected to announce the representing delegations in early June.

Guelaguetza is a Zapotec word that means offering or present, and this event is the opportunity for Oaxacans to show a generous act of giving, when the occasion arises, and that will always be reciprocated by the one who receives it.

Visitors will be able to admire music and dance, and at the end of each group, they distribute their Guelaguetza to the public, composed of products characteristic of their respective regions.

Tickets for Guelaguetza 2018

From June 1 to June 30 tickets will be sold in the Sectur module: located at Avenida Juárez # 703, Colonia Centro, in Oaxaca de Juárez, or through Ticketmaster.

Access to Section “A” will cost $ 1,121 pesos: while entry to Section “B” Section will cost $908 pesos. For the C and D boxes the entrance will have no cost and will be free for all the public.

The ticket sales hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Guelaguetza 2018 will be held on July 23 and 30.

About the author

This article was written by Ian Hayden Parker, Oaxaca Life staff writer, the leading source for English news in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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