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Zapotec Procession

 
Speakers of the Isthmus Zapotec language from Juchitán de Zaragoza in Oaxaca, Mexico, form a procession through the One World, Many Voices program space at the 2013 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The Zapotec family of languages can be traced back some fifteen hundred years.

Comments
  • Whit Roberts

    At the beginning, what is the picture being carried aloft?

    • http://www.festival.si.edu Emily Bulger

      Thanks for your question, Whit. We want to answer your question accurately, so we’re double checking with one of our contacts. We’ll post the answer here soon!

    • Smithsonian Folklife Festival

      San Vicente, the patron Saint of Juchitán de Zaragoza.