Enjoy the best of The Guelaguetza with the event "Oaxaca en Tijuana"

The Municipal Administration of Tijuana, in cooperation with CECUT, is bringing here The Guelaguetza experience accompanied by an unmissable gastronomic and artisan fair

Oaxaca is known nationwide for its cultural, archeological, and gastronomic wealth with The Guelaguetza being one of the region's most popular traditions. With the goal of promoting the culture of indigenous people, the Agricultural Industry Council of Oaxaca, the Municipal Administration of Tijuana, and the Federal Government, through Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT), are preparing an unmissable event to bring Oaxacan traditions closer to the binational border.

Maribel Aída Velasco García, director of Assistance of Indigenous People, said that this 24th Municipal Administration led by mayor Montserrat Caballero Ramírez has searched for ways to keep Mexican traditions alive, by returning to our roots and promoting the art and culture of our people among Tijuana natives.

That's why, for 3rd year in a row, its organizers and CECUT are coming together to create the "Oaxaca en Tijuana. Guelaguetza 2024" experience from June 12 to June 16. It includes a gastronomic and artisan fair, the 2nd National Conference of Mezcal, among other free shows.

"We are giving this gift to the community of Tijuana and it will help those who are from Oaxaca to not lose their identity, because we always say that we leave the town, but the town does not leave us. We want to gift this experience to the people of Oaxaca and everyone, so that they know our culture because what is not known is not respected," she said.

Daniel Ochoa Carrasco, president of the Agricultural Industry Council of Oaxaca, explained that for the festival of La Guelaguetza, 70 people, among them dancers and musicians, will travel which is why it is a show with the same quality and same talent as the ones featured at Cerro del Fortín.

Prior to this festival, on Thursday June 13 at 4 PM, La Calenda, a parade that will travel from the Cuauhtémoc roundabout to the CECUT terrace, will take place.

He highlighted that in 2024, the first isthmus dance will take place in this border and that, for the first time in Tijuana, Mayordomía de San Miguel El Grande, among other shows, will take place.

Attendants will also be able to enjoy the gastronomy of Oaxaca such as cheese, tlayudas, milk chocolate, water chocolate, varieties of mezcal, as well as purchase handicrafts, textiles, and other products.

Ochoa Carrasco recognized the willingness of mayor Montserrat Caballero, claiming that "the opening and great sensitivity of mayor Montserrat Caballero regarding indigenous issues and national cultural events, in cooperation with CECUT, has allowed for this to be our 3rd year presenting Guelaguetza here in Tijuana."

For his part, Oswaldo Cuadra, coordinator of Native People and Communities of CECUT, claimed that to be able to bring The Guelaguetza directly from Oaxaca, there is a joint effort and great logistics, which is why he invited everyone to participate in this festival.

The event "Tijuana en Oaxaca. Guelaguetza 2024" will take place from Wednesday, June 12 to Sunday, June 16 at the CECUT terrace from 11 AM to 8 PM. The Guelaguetza itself will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 11 AM.

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