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There are eight regions in Oaxaca. Each is represented at the Guelaguetza, an annual dance festival (typically held on the last two Mondays in July).

The colorful, traditional dress and dances vary from region to region.

During this celebration, the regions also share their products with the attendees: coffee, pineapples, bread, mezcal, etc.

Though the dance festival occurs only these two weeks, the tradition of Guelaguetza is an important part of Oaxacan culture. It is about receiving and sharing abundance with neighbors.

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