Here's my promotion of Christmas in Oaxaca with a slogan that sums up what I've learned in 10 years: Come for the Rabanos, Stay for the Totomoxtle

Welcome to the Oaxaca Wiki = Bienvenido al Oaxaca Wiki

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slideshare: Oaxaca Wiki (16,000+ views), Oaxaca Today (15,000+ views)
editing: Oaxaca

Hang on, what's a wiki?!

Some background. Editors share stories of slow travel, local events, responsible travel, ecotourism and conscious efforts to make the world a better place. Our community-driven wiki provides an opportunity to preach what we practice. There are plenty of ways to collaborate. Please contact Ron Mader.

Tip: Oaxaca is pronounced 'wa-HA-ka'

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Tiempo = Time

Oaxaca is on Central Daylight Time until clocks are moved to Central Standard Time

Current Time:

Current time

If it is 4pm in Oaxaca, what time is it elsewhere?


Nov 1-2 Muertos
December 23 Radish Night
December 25 Christmas = Navidad
January 1 New Year's Day
July 25 and August 1, 2016 Guelaguetza

Artisan Spotlight

2016: Year of the Monkey (featuring a weaving by Josefina Méndez López from @TeotitlanDValle)
Tejiendo el web: Obras Nuevas de Luis Lazo Mendoza #worldcrafts #oaxacatoday @STyDE_GobOax @TeotitlanDValle @MiMuseoIndigena @NativeInnovate @alexvillca

Video of the Week

related: pochimilco, xochimilco


Oaxaca Today Pool
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Muertos / Day of the Dead


Flor de Muerto = Marigold

Buzzword Bingo (Words you should know and that are fun to know)

Acompañamiento - Agua (Water) - Aguamiel - Apaztle - Árbol (Tree) - Ahuehuete - Alcahuete - Alebrije - Amigos - Aqueducto - Antiguidades (Antiques) - Árbol (Tree) - Atrio (Atrium) - Autóctono - Auténtico - Barrios (Neighborhoods) - Biche - Biodiversidad (Biodiversity) - Blanda (Tortilla) - Bolis - Bolsa de Mandado - Bule - Calenda - Campo - Canasta (Basket) - Camino Nacional - Camino Real - Castillo - Chapopote - Chirimeteros - Chiripada - Chubasco - Chilacayote - Colonial - Comal - Comedor - Conquista - Consentido - Convite - Convivio - Costumbre - Desenmarañar - Equilibrio (Balance) - Fiestas - Fiesta Patronal - Fonda - FotoSafari - Garabato - Guelaguetza - Hojalata - Hojaldra - Huipil - Independencia (Independence) - Indigena (Indigenous) - Jicara - Jicalpextle - Junta - La Verde Antequera - Lona - Lonja - Kermes - Maíz (Corn) - Marchante - Marimba - Mayordomo - Metate - Mezcal - Microcredit - Mole - Mundanza - Muertos - Museo (Museum) - Navidad (Christmas) - Novena - Orfebre - Orígen - Padrino - Palenque - Paliacate - Panela - Panteon (Cemetery) - Pelte (Pewter) - Pilon - Pinacho - Rally - Reconocimiento - Sazón - Tamales - Tamud - Tejate - Tepache - Tequio - Temazcal - Tianguis - Tisne - Tlapalería - Tlayuda - Tope - Totomoxtle - Tortilla - Trueque - Usos y Costumbres - Verbena - Yunta - Zaguán

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Don Nico

August 16, 730pm Oaxaca, 530pm Las VegasCelebrando la Historia de la Jarcieria El Arte Oaxaqueño
Guest: Nicodemus Bartolo Vásquez
This week we are hanging out with Don Nicodemus, proprietor of La Jacieria El Arte Oaxaqueño. Please join us Sunday, 730pm Oaxaca and 530pm Vegas-California. Questions and greetings are welcome in English and Spanish. The hangout will be conducted mostly in Spanish with Ron translating a bit here and there. Oaxaca Wiki editors are encouraged to spiff up the pages you are working on. Bonus points for improving our coverage of folkart and mercados.

Oaxaca Market Project

If you love good food and people watching, the markets are awesome! It's not just about what you find in these spaces, it's who you meet. Markets are a great place to mingle with locals and visitors. If you want to hear indigenous languages, these public places cannot be beat.

We encourage you to learn about the markets before a visit. Intangible heritage of Oaxaca, we salute you!
Sanchez Pascuas -


Oaxaca is an extreme place. It does nothing lightly. The rains are scarce or so abundant there is flooding. Temperatures are mild or very cold or very hot, particularly by local standards.

Spotlight on the Pochimilco Market


8 Regiones

Oaxaca is customarily divided into eight regions (seven if you combine the Sierra Juárez and Sierra Sur).

Istmo / Isthmus
Costa / Coast
Valles Centrales / Central Valleys
Sierra Juárez
Sierra Sur

Cultura Indigena = Indigenous Culture
Learn an indigenous language!
- Santa Maria Ocotepec (Ayuuk/Mixe)
- Teotitlán del Valle (Zapotec)
- San Pedro Tidaa (Mixtec)

App for Mixteco de Sta. Inés de Zaragoza
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Otros Sitios=Elsewhere on the Web

Activities in the City of Oaxaca

Afuera de Oaxaca=Outside Oaxaca

Keep an eye on expos and workshops around the world


- Teotitlan Weavers

Things to do in Oaxaca - Volunteer


100 Objetos = 100 Objects

Anafre - Aretes - Bicicleta - Canasta - Comal - Diablo - Jicara - Lona - Marmota - Paliacate - Paragua - Peltre - Yaxtoots

Livestreaming Oaxaca


How did the Sánchez Pascuas Market get its name?

Flickr Favo(u)rites

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Learn Swedish

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Oaxaca Treasure Map

Zinacantli Rugby in Oaxaca 02.2011 360 Black Border