Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán

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cultural events

nights. Women would come to offer tamales and atole to the volunteers, lighting their way with a type of lamp called a “bruja”, which contained a candle protected by paper shields. The consumption of tamales on these Tuesdays has been practiced since but in the 1970s, cultural events began to accompany the ritual. During the month of October, the Virgin of the Rosary is celebrated with an event called the Rosario de Aurora, starting from the 3rd of October and ending with the beginning of Day of the Dead ceremonies on 31 October. Day of the Dead commemorations extend from 31 October to 2 November and even the poorest in the municipality save money in order to adorn graves with flowers and offer cigarettes, mole, chocolate and other things. east of Monte Albán. - 383 Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Centro (Centro District, Oaxaca) - - 383 Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Centro (Centro District, Oaxaca) -


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ends with Holy Week, which includes a Passion Play. The fourth Tuesday in Lent has been host to an annual musical event called the Martes de Brujas since 2005. In 2009, the event included groups such as Sonora Santanera, the Dueto de Cuerdas de Oaxaca, El Grupo de Danzón and Lizet Santiago. The tradition of “Witch Tuesdays” dates back to the colonial period when Friar Domingo de Santamaría promoted the construction of a church with volunteers working

nights. Women would come to offer tamales and atole to the volunteers, lighting their way with a type of lamp called a “bruja”, which contained a candle protected by paper shields. The consumption of tamales on these Tuesdays has been practiced since but in the 1970s, cultural events began to accompany the ritual. During the month of October, the Virgin of the Rosary is celebrated with an event called the Rosario de Aurora, starting from the 3rd of October


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ends with Holy Week, which includes a Passion Play. The fourth Tuesday in Lent has been host to an annual musical event called the Martes de Brujas since 2005. In 2009, the event included groups such as Sonora Santanera, the Dueto de Cuerdas de Oaxaca, El Grupo de Danzón and Lizet Santiago. The tradition of “Witch Tuesdays” dates back to the colonial period when Friar Domingo de Santamaría promoted the construction of a church with volunteers working


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apples. The altar was surrounded by numerous “sand carpets,” such as those associated with traditional funerals, most with Christian themes but also included one depicting the pre-Hispanic belief of a route to the land of the dead. References External links * Santos in Oaxaca's Ancient Churches: Xoxocotlán - Art-historical study of the ''santos'' (statues of saints


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"terreno" Celebrations and commemorations Saints’ days in the municipality are celebrated by events called “calendas” which generally last for three days and includes activities such as concerts


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Terra location Mexico City date October 28, 2009 accessdate April 3, 2010 language Spanish trans_title Oaxacan municipalities ready to celebrate Day of the Dead with more than 30,000 in 2005.

has sponsored cultural events to accompany them, such as musical, gastronomical and other cultural events which attract both residents and visitors from the Oaxaca city area. In 2005, the municipality created the largest Day of the Dead altar ever constructed here in the attempt to create a Guinness Record. It measured 65 meters long, 4.5 meters high decorated with 7 tons of flowers, 3,000 oranges, 2,500 bananas and 5,000 apples. The altar was surrounded by numerous “sand carpets,” such as those associated with traditional funerals, most with Christian themes but also included one depicting the pre-Hispanic belief of a route to the land of the dead. References east of Monte Albán. - 383 Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Centro (Centro District, Oaxaca) - - 383 Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Centro (Centro District, Oaxaca) -


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http: www.e-consulta.com oaxaca index.php?option com_content&task view&id 13594&Itemid 27 newspaper e-consulta location Oaxaca date February 25, 2010 accessdate April 3, 2010 language Spanish trans_title Xoxocotlan has been converted into a big hotel: Luis Enrique Baltasar

Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan url http: www.e-consulta.com oaxaca index.php?option com_content&task view&id 6520&Itemid 27 newspaper e-consulta location Oaxaca date March 26, 2009 accessdate April 3, 2010 language Spanish trans_title Fourth Witch Tuesday in Santa Cruz Xoxocotlan The city and municipality The city of Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán is the seat and governing authority for over sixty other named localities


agricultural production

The area was very rural until the late 20th century, with electricity and piped water introduced in the 1960s and paved roads in the 1980s. Near the end of the 20th century, however, the municipality has begun to grow rapidly due to its proximity to the city of Oaxaca. This has led to the rapid construction of subdivisions and other housing, which has caused problems. The two main problems have been the municipality’s inability to keep up with public services such as water, sewer, pavement etc. to the new housing divisions, and pressure on the Monte Alban archeological site. Protests to demand services such as water and paving have occurred, some of which have involved blocking the entrances to the town.


religious images

head resting on a brick and a cross drawn in lime on the ground above the head. After the burial, a novena is said and after the nine days of prayers, a “carpet” of colored sand is created with religious images and a depiction of the Twelve Passions of Christ. After more prayers, this carpet, along with the cross drawn in lime or flower petals is brought to the grave of the deceased at midnight to be deposited. The next morning, final goodbyes are said. The two most important celebrations held in the municipality are “martes de brujas” or Witch Tuesdays and Day of the Dead. Tuesdays during Lent are called the “martes de brujas” or Witch Tuesdays. On these days, tamales with panela cheese are sold along with atole. The fourth Friday of Lent is called the Friday of the Samaritan, which is celebrated in the atrium (Atrium (architecture)) of the town church with the sounds of bells, music and fireworks. The event ends with Mass. Lent ends with Holy Week, which includes a Passion Play. The fourth Tuesday in Lent has been host to an annual musical event called the Martes de Brujas since 2005. In 2009, the event included groups such as Sonora Santanera, the Dueto de Cuerdas de Oaxaca, El Grupo de Danzón and Lizet Santiago. The tradition of “Witch Tuesdays” dates back to the colonial period when Friar Domingo de Santamaría promoted the construction of a church with volunteers working nights. Women would come to offer tamales and atole to the volunteers, lighting their way with a type of lamp called a “bruja”, which contained a candle protected by paper shields. The consumption of tamales on these Tuesdays has been practiced since but in the 1970s, cultural events began to accompany the ritual. During the month of October, the Virgin of the Rosary is celebrated with an event called the Rosario de Aurora, starting from the 3rd of October and ending with the beginning of Day of the Dead ceremonies on 31 October. Day of the Dead commemorations extend from 31 October to 2 November and even the poorest in the municipality save money in order to adorn graves with flowers and offer cigarettes, mole, chocolate and other things. east of Monte Albán. - 383 Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Centro (Centro District, Oaxaca) - - 383 Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán Centro (Centro District, Oaxaca) -


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, Chapulin Mountain and Monte Alban, on its western edge. The main rivers through here are the Atoyac (Atoyac River (Oaxaca)) and the Nazareno. The climate is temperate with little variance in temperatures throughout the year. Fauna includes pines, ocote, laurel, copal, mesquite and cactus. Wildlife mostly consists of birds, insects, and small reptiles. Outside of the city, the municipality is still very rural with extensive agriculture; however

Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán

'''Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán''' is a small city and municipality (municipalities of Mexico) located 5 km from the state capital of Oaxaca (Oaxaca, Oaxaca) in the south of Mexico. It is part of the Centro District (Centro District, Oaxaca) in the Valles Centrales region (Valles Centrales de Oaxaca). The name comes from the Nahuatl word “xocotl” which means “sour or sweet and sour fruit” with the duplicative “xo” to indicate “very.” The meaning of the entire phrase means “among the very sour fruits.” However, the community is most commonly referred to simply as Xoxo.

For almost all of its history, the municipality had been exclusively rural; however, since the late 20th century rapid growth of the Oaxaca city area has spurred housing developments in Xoxo, causing problems with municipal services and encroachment on the Monte Alban archeological zone.

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