My mum decorates her alter with delicious dishes, chocolate, a variety of regional fruits and of course the delicious Bread of the Dead which the dead will come to enjoy.
Food is the most important part of my culture. Any chocolate lovers out there?
Our traditional dish is Mole. Oaxaca earned the nickname “The Land of the Seven Moles" since we cook a variety of them. It is a chocolate lovers delight since it is a sauce that is made of grinding chocolate from the actual beans.
You know how Africans and Asians have their own traditional dances, well, Oaxaca does too. In fact, every region in Oaxaca has their own.
A. The Role Dance Plays, the Old Badgers Dance and the Masked Dance come from the coast.
B. The Tiger dance and Devil’s dance comes from the Mixtec region.
C. The Bull dance and Pineapple dance comes from Papaloapan.
D. The Isthmus is known for the Turtle dance.
E. The Jarabe comes from the valley region where my mum is from.