Tianguis (Tianquiztli) is a Mexican word derived from the Mexican indigenous language Nahuatl, or Aztec language, and is still frequently used today in Mexico to describe an open public market, i.e., a street market. Often the markets would travel from town to town in a municipality setting up in a different location each day of the week.
That’s the way it was in Melaque on the coast, a different town each day but usually only dry goods. Here in Jocotepec the Tianguis is fuller with fruit, veggies, food stands along with all the dry goods. I hear this group of vendors only sets up in Jocotepec – or at least the majority of them. Much more usefull as you can do almost a complete shopping tour here every Thursday. Only 4 bocks away from me !!