Brazil and Oaxaca will be the special guests of the 52nd edition of the Cervantino

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The International Cervantino Festival, one of the most important cultural events in Mexico, will have Brazil as the guest country for its 52nd edition, which will take place from October 11 to 27 in Guanajuato capital.

In addition, the guest state will be Oaxaca, whose governor, Salomón Jara, was present at the press conference held this Wednesday at the National Auditorium in Mexico City.

Fernando Estellita Lins de Salvo Coimbra, ambassador of Brazil in Mexico, said that it is a privilege that his country is invited to the Cervantino, where they hope to show the best of their culture.

“Brazil and Mexico share many characteristics, among them a strong feeling of pride in relation to their own cultures. We are going to show these ties, which also unite us in terms of our heritage,” he said.

He recalled that the bilateral relationship is going through a very special moment and the political convergence favors a more fruitful approach.

“It will be a privilege to bring the Mexican public closer to the cultural activities. It is special to share this honor with Oaxaca,” he said.

Jara said that the state is ready to participate in the Cervantino, highlighting that the event will serve to show the cultural diversity of Oaxaca, the largest in Mexico.

Meanwhile, the secretary of Culture of Mexico, Alejandra Frausto, commented that “culture is capable of transforming everything, of uniting what is divided in other fields and transforming the reality of the places that hurt the most”.

The official thanked the governor of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue, for the efforts invested in the culture and the festival, the largest of performing arts in Latin America.

“This year Guanajuato is filled again with what has always been called the feast of the spirit and I like to call it the feast of freedom, because there is no better way to freedom than art, than culture and thus, in art, in freedom, the Cervantino began,” Frausto added.

“They are luxury guests and that excites us a lot,” added Mariana Aymerich, director of the festival.

She recalled that this Thursday they will announce the call to design the image of the Cervantino open to students from the universities of Guanajuato.

In 2023, when the 51st edition of the festival was celebrated, the guests were the United States and Sonora, along with which a calendar of activities was presented that for 18 days filled Guanajuato with disciplines such as dance, music, literature and theater, among others.

Source: La Opcion