The most important festival in Oaxaca is undoubtedly the annual celebration of La Guelaguetza. It is a holiday that revolves around dance and brings together eight regions of Oaxaca on the Cerro del Fortin. Read about this fiesta here.
Mata Ortiz is ready for its yearly pottery concurso. The XIX Concurso will be held on Saturday April 2. Awards will be given to the best ceramic pieces in several categories. More than 350 pieces are expected to be entered. Some of the categories are: White Polychrome, Miniatures, Black Graphite & burnished Technique, Effigies, Colored Clay, Innovation Pieces. Good luck to all the extraordinary artist of Mata Ortiz.