2019 Mexican Week

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019

Discover the rich diversity of Mexican Culture  May 1st – May 5th  

Consulmex Filadelfia and Mexican Cultural Center Philadelphia invite you to enjoy the rich diversity of Mexican Culture at our annual Mexican Week from May 1st to May 5th.


May 1st - “AFROMEXICANS” Pride and Belonging
Monday-Friday during office hours – Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia

Photographic exhibition of the National Commission for Human Rights in Mexico that seeks the visibility of the Afro-descendant population in Mexico, to be displayed until May 10th.

May 2nd - “Dizhsa Nabani” Living Language
6:00 pm – 7:30pm – Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building (room 112), Drexel University

This documentary explores the relationship between identity, language and daily life in the Zapotec community in Oaxaca, Mexico. Followed by a Q & A session with experts.

NEW DATE AND TIME! May 3rd – Flag Raising Ceremony
10:30 am – 11:00 am - Philadelphia City Hall

Consul of Mexico, Alicia Kerber will be joined by Mayor Jim Kenney, other officials and prominent dignitaries at the raising of the Mexican flag.

May 3rd - Prehispanic Culinary Experience
6:00pm – 8:00 pm – Philadelphia Magic Gardens

Chef Dionicio Jimenez will offer a demonstration of traditional Mexican cuisine before Spanish colonization, considered a delicacy by the Aztecs. Call (215) 592-0410 to purchase tickets. $100/Adults, limited 50 guests.

May 5th – “Alebrijes”
10:00 am – 4:00 pm –Barnes Foundation

Alebrije Contest! Including a short talk by artist Cesar Viveros about these magical creatures and the opportunity for a limited number of guests to join in making them, as part of PECO’s “Free First Sunday” at Barnes Foundation.

May 5th - ¡Conexiones!
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Teatro Esperanza

Orchestra 2001 presents a concert featuring music by four contemporary Mexican classical composers with influences ranging from Aztec roots to the present day.

Arts and Culture
Cultural Exchange
Hospitality and Promotion
Indoor/Outdoor Recreation