|Country and Region||Mexico — Oaxaca|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Drama, Music|
|Location of Festival||Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico|
A Zapotec word indicating an offering, Guelaguetza was the term used to describe the ceremony as a celebration held each year to propitiate the gods in return for sufficient rain and a bountiful harvest. The “official” Guelaguetza is now organized and promoted by the state. At dawn on the Monday on the Hill people begin walking up to the auditorium.
|Festival Dates||July 25 - August 1, 2011|