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Fiesta Tradicional: Domingo de Ramos in San Antonino & Clay Two Ways

Join us in participating in a day of traditional celebration in the farming village of San Antonino Velasco. For Domingo de ramos (Palm Sunday) the community carries a statue of Jesus atop a bed of roughly 1 ton of produce in procession to the town church. Community members donate goods like mangos, freshly baked bread, alfalfa, and shoes to the church to be auctioned off after the Palm Sunday mass with proceeds benefiting the church. After the procession we will feast on the local specialty empanadas de amarillo and visit a family sculptors that work with red clay. After a mole lunch at the Ocotlán market we will visit the home of a traditional mezcal producer.

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  • Personalized guide and translation service by a native English speaker

  • Comfortable and safe transportation round trip from Oaxaca city (1 hour each way)

  • Breakfast of tamales and fresh fruit en route

  • View the traditional Domigo de ramos procession in San Antonino and enjoy a snack of empanadas de amarillo

  • Visit to the home and workshop of a family that does sculpture with local red clay

  • Lunch of regional dishes at Ocotlán market

  • Visit to a traditional mezcal palenque in Santa Catarina Minas to a producer making micro batches of Minero mezcal who produce mezcal for personal consumption and local sale

  • Tasting of Minero mezcal made on site

  • A chance to purchase mezcal directly from the producers (price not included), our help packing it for travel

  • Drinking water and light snacks

  • Donation to community library

Earlier Event: April 11
Mezcal Minero (half day)
Later Event: April 18
Private Tour