OAXACA Oaxaca is located in the southern Mexico. It is Mexico's fifth largest state which used to be home to the Mixtec and Zapotec civilizations. The states of Puebla and Veracruz lie to the North of Oaxaca. The state of Chiapas lies to the East of Oaxaca. Guerrero is along its Western border and the Souhern border lies along the Pacific Ocean. There are also places where one can enjoy horseback riding, excellent golf courses
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share the responsibilities of organizing the many fiestas that take place throughout the year. Many fiestas are thrown without people knowing about them before hand. There are often times parades and large feasts in the churchyard. Some fiestas occurring annually include the "Posadas" running from December 16 to December 24, the feast of the Virgin de Guadalupe occurring on December 12, and the feast of the Virgin de la Soledad which is an enormous fiesta occurring on December 18.