Santa Cruz Xoxocotlán

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Propose expropriation of land in Monte Alban There have been efforts to preserve and promote the municipality’s ancient traditions such as “martes de brujas” (Witch Tuesdays) and local customs associated with Day of the Dead. The latter draws a significant number of tourists to observe the vigils, altars and other activities associated with this community.

October 27, 1996 page 9 language Spanish trans_title Oaxaca: They bring to their dead mezcal and gasoline The municipality is one of several in the area that receives a significant number of tourists during Day of the Dead,


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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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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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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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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.


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as the local populace. The Chapel of San Sebastian was originally built between 1535 and 1555 of adobe, reed and thatch in what is now the Panteon Antiguo of Xoxocotlan. The current structure was built in the mid 17th century and consecrated in 1657 of green stone. This chapel appears in the oldest known map of Monte Alban, which was created in 1606. Over time, this church was abandoned and the area around it, which already had graves, became the first cemetery


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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


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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.


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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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