The Zapotecs were once one of the most important civilizations in the region. Today around a million people belong to this cultural group. Zapotec women in the Istmo de Tehuantepec region are known as Tehuanas.
'On the colourful Day of the Dead festival, we are honouring and remembering lost loved ones.'
The cultural 'Day of the Dead' festival is all about the love of life, celebrated in dance, song and costume. Every family sets up a shrine with pictures of those they have lost and wish to remember and visits the graves of relatives.