Viernes de Dolores = Friday of Sorrows

Viernes de Dolores (Friday of Sorrows) is a day of great devotion in Oaxaca City and takes place the the sixth Friday of Lent, or the Friday before Palm Sunday a week before Good Friday. 2017 Viernes de Dolores (Friday of Sorrows) was April 7. For visitors this is one the great surprises that await. While …

Indigenous Peoples Week 2017

Planeta.com’s seventh annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week takes place August 7-13. Hashtag: #ipw7 Wiki Participation is free. Donations are welcome. Registration is open. Powered by Eventbrite The objective is two-fold: to raise awareness of Indigenous tourism options around the world and to improve …

Artisan Day in Oaxaca

Photo: Angela Mendoza (shown here at the Pochote Market, now located on Calle Marcos Pérez #217) 7 Day Challenge = Retos para 7 Días 1. Join the event on Facebook. Tag yourself. Who are your artesano friends on Facebook?=Etiquétate. ¿Quiénes son tus amigos artesanos en Facebook? 2. Learn the name of a beloved craft in a local Indigenous …

Saint Patrick’s Day

Artwork: mrs josephine alvarez, shamrocks Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17. Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! = Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! Greetings to our friends in Ireland and our Irish friends around the world. Hashtag: #StPatricksDay Wiki st patrick’s day Questions Sláinte! What are your favorite words in Gaeilge? We’re making a list. St Patrick’s …

Mathematics

Photo: Tom Brown, Mathematics Which sounds better to your ears? Math Maths Twitter Poll! Which sounds better to your ears? A #PiDay Questionhttps://t.co/bMaf1nMu8q — Ron Mader (@ronmader) March 14, 2017 Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/mathematics

Where to Buy Folk Art in Oaxaca City

Photo: Ron Mader, Ayuuk Ceramic (available at La Cosecha, Alcalá #806 Arte popular has no finer home than Oaxaca City. Whether you are seeking jewelry, woven rugs, shawls, ceramics or elaborate wooden figures, the famous alebrijes, you could be overwhelmed by the variety and quality of local crafts. Our suggestion – take your time, check out …

Easter in Mexico

Photo: Ron Mader, Boris’ altar for Viernes de Dolores (2005) Mexico celebrates Easter with great passion. In 2017 Holy Week is celebrated April 10-16. Easter Week (Semana de Pascua) is the week afterward. CARNIVAL Easter season traditionally begins with Carnival, a holiday that can begin up to two weeks before the beginning of Lent (Cuaresma). …

World Radio Day

Poster: Ron Mader, World Radio Day February 13 is World Radio Day which raises awareness about the importance of radio and strengthens the networking among broadcasters. Now in its sixth year, the celebration is bigger than ever. Background Hosted by UNESCO, World Radio Day celebrates how radio positively impacts millions of lives everyday. UNESCO: “Radio is still …

Culture

Culture (from the Latin cultura stemming from colere, meaning “to cultivate”) is most commonly used in three basic senses: Excellence of taste in the fine arts and humanities, also known as high culture An integrated pattern of human knowledge, belief, and behavior that depends upon the capacity for symbolic thought and social learning The set …