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Sep
25
Wed
Pueblo of Laguna – Paguate Village -St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day
Sep 25 all-day

St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day. Harvest and Social Dances at Village of Paguate, Laguna Pueblo

Nov
2
Sat
Scandinavian Festival @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL

A Scandinavian Festival will be held at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 10am-4pm featuring food, Norwegian and Swedish folk art, Scandinavian dance performances (11am & 12:30pm), and kids’ craft corner.  Admission and parking are free.  https://www.facebook.com/NMRosemalers/ or https://www.facebook.com/scandiabq/

Jun
17
Wed
San Antonio Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jun 17 all-day

San Antonio Feast Day- Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jun
24
Wed
San Juan Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jun 24 all-day

San Juan Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
12
Sun
Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day

 

Admissions: Tickets per person, $15 for a single day, $20 for two days, $25 for three days. Children 10 and under are free. Credit Cards are NOT excepted.  Admission covers entry to the Pow Wow only. Admission to Taos Pueblo is separate. For more information call 1-888-285-6344, or email at taospueblopowwow@gmail.com

Members of Indian tribes throughout the country gather in Taos to compete in traditional dance competitions. Crafts booths and food vendors ring the pow wow circle during the three-day event.

The Taos Pueblo community is very proud that this widely attended event has achieved this very significant milestone of 33 years in existence. There are only a handful of pow wow’s in the United States that have reached this mark.

Taos Pueblo Pow WowA pow wow is a gathering of Indian Nations in a common circle of friendship. Indian Country is made up of many tribal nations, bands, villages, and pueblos, each with their own traditional tribal beliefs and practices. A powwow is the common fiber which draws Indian people together. It is a time for sharing with old friends and making new friends; a time for singing and dancing. It is also a time for trading — trading craft goods and trading songs.

Originally, Indian tribes held celebrations to commemorate successful hunts or harvests. Many tribes had ceremonial dances to prepare for war and to celebrate victories. The old tribal War Dance as it was known and is still called today, evolved over the last four or five decades into a contemporary social dance and the pow wow into a social gathering and celebration time.

A pow wow usually begins with a Grand Entry of the dancers. All participants dance into the circle in their respective categories, led into the arena by a tribal elder or veteran carrying a staff of eagle feathers. The eagle feather staff is the universal symbol and “flag” of Indian people throughout North America. When all dancers are in the circle in their respective categories, a flag song or the national anthem of the Indian people is sung, followed by an invocation by a tribal elder. Then the dance begins with intertribal dancing. This is a time when all dancers, competing or not, can “strut their stuff” displaying their best dancing abilities.

The dance competition for women and men is divided by age group and dance style. For men these include the traditional, fancy, grass, and most recently, chicken dances. For women the styles include traditional, fancy shawl, and jingle dress dances. The “traditional” dance style can sometimes be separated or combined into a Northern and Southern dance style. Age categories include: Golden, Adult, Teens, Juniors, and sometimes Tiny Tots.

Annual Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
25
Sat
Santiago Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 25 all-day

Santiago Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
26
Sun
Santa Ana Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 26 all-day

Santa Ana Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Aug
10
Mon
San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita
Aug 10 all-day

August 10 – San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita

Sep
2
Wed
Acoma Pueblo Feast Day – San Estevan Feast – Harvest Dance @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 2 all-day

Acoma Pueblo is situated on top of a mesa, hundreds of feet above the surrounding land. It commands a breath-taking view of the countryside, other mesas and the distant mountains – no wonder it is called Sky City.

Like the hillside towns of Italy, the location was chosen for protection from marauding enemies, but the incredible beauty of this panoramic view of the world must have had something to do with the decision for the Indian people have an intense visual sensitivity, which anyone familiar with their art can easily attest.

Acoma, which means People of the White Rock, has been inhabited since before the twelfth century. Most of the present day people have residences in other parts of the reservation or in several farming villages but at no time is the Pueblo on the mesa without several families living in the old houses and caring for the Franciscan mission church of San Estevan, established in 1629 which, with the entire Pueblo has been proclaimed a National Historical Landmark.

The ancient cemetery still stands outside the church, surrounded by an integrating wall surmounted by guardian heads.

The thin walled and delicately decorated pottery of Acoma is among the most prized of Indian crafts. Many fine pieces are on display and for sale in the Visitors Center at the base of the mesa. The Center has a fine museum and features One Thousand Years of Clay, Pottery and History.

There is also a restaurant, shops and an information counter where tours of the Pueblo may be arranged. Throughout the year, there are a number of festivals and celebrations which visitors may attend.

San Pedro’s day is celebrated in June. St. James and the Corn Dances of Santa Ana’s day is in July.

The most popular festival is the feast of San Estevan, patron saint of the Pueblo in September.

Some of the dances are performed in the satellite villages.

Sep
4
Fri
Isleta Pueblo Feast Day – St. Augustinito
Sep 4 all-day

Isleta means “Little Island” in Spanish, but Isleta Pueblo is hardly “little” having and area of 211,002 acres and a population greater than three thousand.

Isleta has had a troubled history. When the Pueblo Revolt began, many of the members fled to Hopi settlements in Arizona, while a number of Isleta people accompanied the Spanish in their retreat to El Paso del Norte. After the rebellion was brought under control, the Isleta people returned to their former home, some bringing Hopi mates and half-Hopi Children.

When some members of the Laguna Pueblo and the Acoma Pueblo joined the Isleta community in the eighteen hundreds, friction within this heterogeneous society led to internal disagreement over religious and ritual matters.

The solution to this conflict resulted in the creation of the satellite settlement of Oraibi. The Pueblo today is comprised of two small communities. Oraibi and Chicale and the the main Pueblo, Isleta.

The language is generally Tiwa with most people speaking English as well. Agriculture is the principal occupation of the Isleta people. Additional revenue is derived from land leased to local business concerns and to the United States Government.

A high portion of the population works outside the reservation, but a recent revival of pottery making is giving work to a number of artisans.

The Chiwiwi family, which is noted for its high quality work, has created fine products in the traditional style of pottery which are gaining the attention of collectors. Embroidery and jewelry-making are also experiencing a revival.

Isleta is also known for excellent bread baking.

The Isleta Pueblo performs several dances open to the public during June, July and August as well as September Fair and Christmas festivals.

Camping and fishing at Sunrise Lake on the Isleta Reservation are popular vacation attractions.

Sep
5
Sat
Santa Maria Feast – McCarty @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 5 all-day

May – First Sunday in May – Santa Maria Feast in McCarty

Sep
8
Tue
Pueblo of Laguna – Encinal Village Feast -Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Feast Day
Sep 8 all-day

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Feast Day. Harvest and social dances at Village of Encinal, Laguna Pueblo

Laguna is surrounded by enchanting mesas and is situated at the foothills of the beautiful mountains of Mount Taylor.  Laguna is located 45 miles west of Albuquerque on Interstate 40. The reservation consists of approximately 500,000 acres of land situated in Cibola, Valencia, Bernalillo and Sandoval counties.  The residents of Laguna Pueblo live in six villages which are Laguna, Mesita, Paguate, Seama, Paraje, and Encinal.  The Tribal administration building is located in the village of Laguna. You can experience the uniqueness of our Pueblo by visiting in person.

Sep
25
Fri
Pueblo of Laguna – Paguate Village -St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day
Sep 25 all-day

St. Elizabeth’s Feast Day. Harvest and Social Dances at Village of Paguate, Laguna Pueblo

Jun
17
Thu
San Antonio Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jun 17 all-day

San Antonio Feast Day- Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jun
24
Thu
San Juan Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jun 24 all-day

San Juan Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
12
Mon
Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day

 

Admissions: Tickets per person, $15 for a single day, $20 for two days, $25 for three days. Children 10 and under are free. Credit Cards are NOT excepted.  Admission covers entry to the Pow Wow only. Admission to Taos Pueblo is separate. For more information call 1-888-285-6344, or email at taospueblopowwow@gmail.com

Members of Indian tribes throughout the country gather in Taos to compete in traditional dance competitions. Crafts booths and food vendors ring the pow wow circle during the three-day event.

The Taos Pueblo community is very proud that this widely attended event has achieved this very significant milestone of 33 years in existence. There are only a handful of pow wow’s in the United States that have reached this mark.

Taos Pueblo Pow WowA pow wow is a gathering of Indian Nations in a common circle of friendship. Indian Country is made up of many tribal nations, bands, villages, and pueblos, each with their own traditional tribal beliefs and practices. A powwow is the common fiber which draws Indian people together. It is a time for sharing with old friends and making new friends; a time for singing and dancing. It is also a time for trading — trading craft goods and trading songs.

Originally, Indian tribes held celebrations to commemorate successful hunts or harvests. Many tribes had ceremonial dances to prepare for war and to celebrate victories. The old tribal War Dance as it was known and is still called today, evolved over the last four or five decades into a contemporary social dance and the pow wow into a social gathering and celebration time.

A pow wow usually begins with a Grand Entry of the dancers. All participants dance into the circle in their respective categories, led into the arena by a tribal elder or veteran carrying a staff of eagle feathers. The eagle feather staff is the universal symbol and “flag” of Indian people throughout North America. When all dancers are in the circle in their respective categories, a flag song or the national anthem of the Indian people is sung, followed by an invocation by a tribal elder. Then the dance begins with intertribal dancing. This is a time when all dancers, competing or not, can “strut their stuff” displaying their best dancing abilities.

The dance competition for women and men is divided by age group and dance style. For men these include the traditional, fancy, grass, and most recently, chicken dances. For women the styles include traditional, fancy shawl, and jingle dress dances. The “traditional” dance style can sometimes be separated or combined into a Northern and Southern dance style. Age categories include: Golden, Adult, Teens, Juniors, and sometimes Tiny Tots.

Annual Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
25
Sun
Santiago Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 25 all-day

Santiago Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Jul
26
Mon
Santa Ana Feast Day – Taos Pueblo @ Taos Pueblo
Jul 26 all-day

Santa Ana Feast Day – Taos Pueblo. Dances, races, pole climb, arts and crafts fair at the Taos Pueblo. Per vehicle admission fee. Free bus is provided between parking area and the Pueblo for those who don’t want to walk. For information: www.taospueblo.com or (575) 758-1028.

Aug
10
Tue
San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita
Aug 10 all-day

August 10 – San Lorenzo Feast in Acomita

Sep
2
Thu
Acoma Pueblo Feast Day – San Estevan Feast – Harvest Dance @ Pueblo of the Acoma
Sep 2 all-day

Acoma Pueblo is situated on top of a mesa, hundreds of feet above the surrounding land. It commands a breath-taking view of the countryside, other mesas and the distant mountains – no wonder it is called Sky City.

Like the hillside towns of Italy, the location was chosen for protection from marauding enemies, but the incredible beauty of this panoramic view of the world must have had something to do with the decision for the Indian people have an intense visual sensitivity, which anyone familiar with their art can easily attest.

Acoma, which means People of the White Rock, has been inhabited since before the twelfth century. Most of the present day people have residences in other parts of the reservation or in several farming villages but at no time is the Pueblo on the mesa without several families living in the old houses and caring for the Franciscan mission church of San Estevan, established in 1629 which, with the entire Pueblo has been proclaimed a National Historical Landmark.

The ancient cemetery still stands outside the church, surrounded by an integrating wall surmounted by guardian heads.

The thin walled and delicately decorated pottery of Acoma is among the most prized of Indian crafts. Many fine pieces are on display and for sale in the Visitors Center at the base of the mesa. The Center has a fine museum and features One Thousand Years of Clay, Pottery and History.

There is also a restaurant, shops and an information counter where tours of the Pueblo may be arranged. Throughout the year, there are a number of festivals and celebrations which visitors may attend.

San Pedro’s day is celebrated in June. St. James and the Corn Dances of Santa Ana’s day is in July.

The most popular festival is the feast of San Estevan, patron saint of the Pueblo in September.

Some of the dances are performed in the satellite villages.