Given the green light by COVID-19, events, activities, and festivals have returned to Mexico City; the Festival of Indigenous Cultures, Indigenous Peoples, and Neighborhoods is no exception and this year it will be held from November 4 to 18 in the capital's Zócalo. At this festival, there will be exhibitions, talks, gastronomy, handicrafts, among other activities.

The Secretaries of Culture, Government, and of Indigenous Peoples and Neighborhoods and Resident Indigenous Communities (SEPI), presented the details of the VII Festival of Indigenous Cultures, Indigenous Peoples and Neighborhoods of Mexico City. "We are a multicultural city, we are a city open to the world, but - let us not forget - we are, to begin with, a city open to our history, to our communities in the country," Batres said.

This meeting, which will bring together 1,000 exhibitors, will feature 133 activities including tributes, conferences, lectures, discussions, editorial presentations, workshops, concerts, and other activities is a bid to make cultural diversity visible and promote the economic revival of citizens belonging to indigenous communities in the framework of the "500 years of Indigenous Resistance".

"It is a great opportunity to put into perspective our native peoples, our indigenous communities, but, above all, to promote the recovery of their economy that was strongly affected by the impact of the COVID-19″ crisis, said the capital's official Bohorquez Lopez from the Museum of Mexico City.

The VII Festival of Indigenous Cultures is a reunion under all sanitary measures in the heart of the capital with the different communities among the Mazahua, Zapotec, Triqui, Purepecha, Nahuatl, Totonaca, Mazatec, and Tzeltal cultures, among others, to value all the knowledge and cosmogony resistant in what was the political, military and religious center of Mexico-Tenochtitlan.

For her part, the member of the Zapotec community, Florentina Santiago Ruiz, thanked the authorities for their sensitivity "to invite all of Mexico, so that they know what we indigenous peoples are made of, so that they don't see that we just want to sell, of course, we have to sell to activate the economy, but this is a festival of cultural expression," she said.