Exhibition of Indigenous Peoples returns to Mexico City

By Valeria Bigurra Peñavera

It will gather more than 200 exhibitors from indigenous communities around the country

The indigenous communities from Mexico are a very important part of the cultural heritage of the country, the people who are part of them is an important number of the Mexican population, and this exposition aims to help them, and also to make people from other parts of the country or even the world to have access to their products, their knowledge and their traditions.

exposicion pueblos indigenasOriginal image, source:Expo Pueblos Indígenas's Facebook page.

From May 4 to 7 the 5th edition of the Indigenous Peoples Exhibition will be held in Mexico City, which will gather more than 200 exhibitors from more than 25 states to showcase the best of their crafts, gastronomy, music and culture in general.

This exhibition aims to boost and support the economy of the indigenous peoples of Mexico, as it is currently estimated that between 12% and 14% of the total population of the country is indigenous, which translates to more than 10 million people.

expo9Original image, source:Expo Pueblos Indígenas's Facebook page.

All the items in exhibitions are 100% produced by indigenous hands within their communities, and its realization is an effort of the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples, in order to further promote knowledge of these communities, and their traditions.

In this edition there will be two special pavilions, one that will be dedicated entirely to indigenous cuisine, where people will be able to taste and enjoy the traditional flavors and aromas of Mexico; on the other one there will be five traditional doctors, who will share their knowledge.

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In addition you will find articles such as textiles, carved wood, Huichol art, furniture, clothing and accessories, among many other things, all produced by the indigenous communities of Mexico.

The Indigenous Peoples' Exposition will open from 10 am to 8 pm, will be held at the Expo Reforma, located at 67 Morelos Street, Juarez, in Mexico City and the entrance is completely free.

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