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March 5, 2006 page 20 language Spanish trans_title Mexico Channel butterflies save a mining town The town hosts an annual monarch butterfly festival each year in February to bid goodbye as the insects head north again. The festival consists of artistic and cultural events as well as those related to the region’s traditions and customs. Another annual cultural event is the Day of the Miner on 11 July, which is held to honor a way of life that many in the town do not wish to lose. The rest of the municipality’s annual festivals are religious including the feasts of Santa Cruz on May 3, San Simon on October 28 and the Immaculate Conception on December 8. There is bus service between Angangueo and Zitácuaro. The municipality thumb left Monarch (butterfly) Monarchs (File:ButterfliesChincua11.JPG) at the Cerro Prieto Sanctuary near Angangueo As municipal seat, the town of Angangueo is the local government for about thirty other communities, which together make up a territory of 85.64km2. Wikipedia:Angangueo Commons:Category:Angangueo


morphed into a major cultural event for the city. It aims to be “a cultural reference point, whose purpose is to spread culture and bring it to the public who is accustomed to other types of shows.” The 2009 event featured acrobats and circus acts from countries such as Spain, England, Germany and Italy. Some of these were “Alicia en los cielos” y the Spanish group Puja!, “Cupidos” and “Esferas” by Australian group Strange Fruit and performances by French mime Jerôme Murat. There are also workshops, themed pavilions and shows by popular Mexican artists such as Marco Antonio Muñiz, Gloria Trevi and Ricardo Montaner. The event has attracted as many as 800,000 people in past years. The director of the organizing committee, Carlos Andrade Garin, said a 10-day construction delay would mean the event would have to be canceled. The company, officially called Empresas TAJÍN, is located in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.


thumb Section of a sawdust carpet carpet (File:Alfombra Huamantla.jpg) laid out on the streets of the city The main cultural event of the year in Huamantla is the Feria de Huamantla (Huamantla Fair) which runs from 31 July to 21 August. Its origin is likely due to the worship of the goddess Xochiquetzal, goddess of love, flowers and arts. After the Conquest (Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire), the Spanish encouraged the veneration of the Virgin Mary instead. In the 17th century, the Franciscans built a hermitage to Our Lady of the Assumption. The image found here today has unknown origins but has since become associated with miracles. The feria attracts thousands of visitors from both Mexico and abroad. death_place Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico occupation Army Captain, Texas Ranger Death On October 9, 1847, Walker was killed in Huamantla, in Tlaxcala, while leading his troops in the Battle of Huamantla during the Mexican–American War. - Huamantla Tlaxcala 247 (Area Code 247 (Mexico)) -


Zunyi Park zoo. *'''Xiangshan Temple:''' This temple dating from the 1920s is the largest in Zunyi. It remains an active temple with worshipers in attendance. The road leading to the temple is a crowded market street thronging with food and fruit vendors, fortune tellers and incense sellers. *'''Fenghuang Shan Park:''' Zunyi is shaped roughly like a doughnut with Fenghuang Mountain at the center. The park includes Fenghuang Square (a cultural event venue and evening gathering place), multiple


'') and is located in Hetta, too. With its exhibitions, it shows the nature of northern Lapland and the culture of the reindeer-Sami. In Järämä, approximately 20 km north of Karesuvanto, a part of the Sturmbock emplacement from the Lapland War was restored. Since 1997, there is an annexed museum, dealing with the history of the Lapland War in Enontekiö. Regular events Since 1971, a Sami cultural event, the Mary's Days of Hetta (''Hetan Marianpäivät''), is held at the beginning of March


Events * 'Bartók Fesztivál és Szeminárium' - Festival and Seminar * 'Bloomsday' - a cultural event organized around the Leopold Bloom family house (can be found here ) * 'Lamantin Jazzfesztivál' - Jazz Festival * 'Mediawave Nemzetközi Film és Zene fesztivál' - International Film and Music Festival * 'Savaria Történelmi Karnevál' - The annual 'Savaria Historical Carnival', held in mid-to-late August, with colorful Roman-age programmes including gladiator fights, Roman theatre and a historical


and writers who were born Zahlé over the past century, leading to its designation as "the City of Wine and Poetry". A graceful personification of this nickname stands at the town's entrance: a statue of Erato, the Muse of love poetry, holding a bunch of grapes. Zahlé's most important cultural event is the "Festival of the Vine", traditionally held each September, during which concerts, plays, poetry evenings and artistic exhibitions are organized daily over the course of two or three weeks. The final Saturday evening features the crowning of the "Maid of the Vine", the local beauty queen (Beauty pageant), and the next afternoon, the festival closes with arguably its most popular event: a parade of floats (Float (parade)) held on the town's main avenue. The floats are entirely decorated with flowers according to a central theme. The other central aspect of the local culture is religious devotion. Zahlé is still a very Catholic and conservative town, and many of its inhabitants display a pride with their religious identity which comes close to fanaticism. Church attendance is high, although it often constitutes a form of social, rather than religious, gathering. In particular, it is customary to pay visit to 7 churches on Good Friday. Holidays also endorse a very social character, being a time to visit friends and relatives. Prophet Elias (Elijah) (Elijah) is the town's patron saint, whose feast on July 20 is traditionally celebrated with fireworks. Another notable holiday is Corpus-Christi, celebrated on the first Thursday of June with a large-scale procession, with a torch-lit parade being held on the previous evening. The Corpus Christi celebration dates back to 1825, when the town was spared the ravages of bubonic plague. Notable natives * Said Akl, poet, philosopher and politician * Issa Iskandar Maalouf, writer and historian * Shafik Maalouf, poet * Fawzi Maalouf, poet * Riad Maalouf, poet * Najib Hankash, poet, comedian * Nicolas Youakim, poet, musician and philosopher * Elias Habshi, poet * Charles Elachi (from nearby Riyaq (Rayak (Riyaq))), director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in NASA * Najwa Karam, singer * Wael Kfoury, singer * Isabel Bayrakdarian, Lebanese Armenian (Armenians in Lebanon) opera singer * Peter IV Geraigiry, Melkite Catholic patriarch 1898-1902 * Wael El Zahr, The Great Programmer Actor Rapper Producer Lahmb3ajiner * Elias Hrawi, president of Lebanon 1989-1998 * Moussa Nammour, former depute and minister * Shebl Dammous, former depute * Joseph Tohme Skaff, former minister and founder Of The Popular Block party * Fouad El Turk, poet, former Lebanese ambassador to the United Nations and head of the Forum of Lebanese Ambassadors * Henri Abou-Khater, lawyer and writer * Jamil Abou-Khater, judge * Joseph Abou-Khater, former minister and ambassador of Lebanon in Egypt * Rachid Ammoury Maalouf, founder of the "RBA Company" * Lory Al Moakar, innovator of computer science at Grove City College * Roula Kehdi, Shoe Accessory Designer Fashion Consultant * Rina Chibany, Miss Lebanon 2012 * Colombian pop-star Shakira is also of local descent through her father William Mebarak Chadid. * Mansour Hobeika, Maronite Catholic bishop International relations Twin towns — Sister cities -- birth_place Zahlé, Lebanon origin '''Isabel Bayrakdarian''' (born 1974 in Zahlé, Lebanon) is a Grammy Award-nominated Armenian Canadian (Canadians of Armenian descent) opera singer. *Tripoli: Rue El Mina *Zahlé: Rue Brazil Rose Bouziane was born in Zahlé, Lebanon, to a sheep broker and a teacher. She taught high school French (French language) and Arabic (Arabic language), as the first woman teacher to teach outside of her hometown, before she married Nathra Nader in 1925. They immigrated to the United States, and soon settled in Winsted, Connecticut, where Nathra's Main Street bakery restaurant general store became a place for residents bemoaning actions or inactions at town hall. With her husband, she authored ''It Happened in the Kitchen: Recipes for Food and Thought'' ISBN 0-936758-29-5 In the Bekaa, there are Armenians living in Zahlé and most notably Anjar (Anjar, Lebanon).

Oaxaca, Oaxaca

. This park has become a place for artists and artisans to display their wares. Festivals and traditions Guelaguetza thumb The new Guelaguetza Auditorium, completed in 2010. (File:Auditorio Guelaguetza en Oaxaca.jpg) The Guelaguetza, also known as the Fiestas de los Lunes del Cerro (Festivals of Mondays at the Hill) is the major cultural event in the city with origins in pre-Hispanic times. The "Hill" is the Cerro del Fortín, which was the scene of the annual rites to the goddess Centeótl, or goddess of the corn. The hill had a teocalli, or sacred plaza, built by the Aztecs. The ritual would end with the sacrifice of a young maiden chosen to represent the goddess. This rite was prohibited by the Spanish after the Conquest, who also destroyed the teocalli. In its place, they constructed the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmen, now known as Carmen Alto. The recently baptized Mixtecs and Zapotecs then replaced ceremonies to Centeótl with those to this manifestation of the Virgin Mary, at the same place, the Cerro del Fortín. This revised festival grew over time to be the largest and most anticipated for the town. In 1932, the city of Oaxaca realized its 400th anniversary and decided to combine these festivities with those of the Cerro del Fortín, adding traditional dances, music, regional cuisine (Oaxacan cuisine) and Margarita Santaella as the first Miss Oaxaca, in addition to the religious rites. The word "guelaguetza" is from Zapotec and means offering, sympathy, caring and cooperation. This first Guelaguetza was such a hit that organizers decided to repeat it every year at the Cerro del Fortin, on all the Mondays of July starting in 1953, becoming an amalgam of Oaxacan festivals from many parts of the state. Originally, the festival took place at the foot of the Cerro del Fortín, where the curve of the land makes for a natural theatre. Since 1974, many of the events, which have grown in number, have been moved to a number of different venues, included the then-inaugurated Guelaguetza Auditorium. This is a Greek-style venue with seats 11,400 people. One venue is the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, where regional band come to play, dressed in colorful costumes as part of the opening ceremonies. They march from here to the Oaxaca Cathedral, where they are joined by folk dance groups such as the China Oaxaqueñas, the Chilenas de Pinotepa Nacional and the Jarabes Serranos. Another major event, which takes place at the Jardin Socrates, is a beauty pageant for indigenous women from different regions of Oaxaca state. The winner represents the goddess Centeótl and presides over the festivities along with public officials. The Bamo-Stui-Gulal takes place at the Plaza de la Danza and represents the history of Oaxaca and the Guelaguetza itself. The Plaza is divided into four quadrants, each representing a different period in Oaxaca's history. One other event, hosted in the Auditorium is a reenactment of the Legend of Donají, which takes place at the time of the Conquest. On the streets of Oaxaca city, there are parades with children and giant paper mache puppets. Noche de Rábanos The "Noche de Rábano" or Night of the Radishes is a traditional Oaxaca city tradition. Artisans show off designs done on large radishes, often decorated with other plant materials. The event only lasts a few hours but draws most of the city's population to the main square to look at the creations. It occurs each year on 23 December. ''Becoming Naomi León'' came from a 1997 visit to the Mexican city of Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Oaxaca) to an annual Christmastime event called the "Night of the Radishes".



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