Yearly Calendar of Indian Dances and Events at the Pueblos

January

1- Turtle Dance at Taos Pueblo.

6- King's Day Celebration: Buffalo, Deer, Eagle and Elk Dances at most

pueblos.

22- Evening Firelight Dances at San Ildefonso Pueblo.

23- San Ildefonso Pueblo Feast Day: Buffalo, Comanche, and Deer Dances.

February

2- Candelaria Day Celebration: Dances at Picuris and San Felipe

Pueblos.

Late February- Deer Dances at San Juan Pueblo.

March

19- St. Joseph's Feast Day: Harvest Dance at Laguna Pueblo (Old Laguna)

Easter- Easter Weekend Celebration: Basket and Corn Dances at most

Pueblos.

May

1- San Felipe Pueblo Feast Day: Huge Corn Dance

3- Santa Cruz Feast Day: Blessing of the Fields and Corn Dance at Taos

Pueblo.

June

1-Blessing of the Fields at Tesuque Pueblo, Corn Dance.

2nd Weekend Annual Jemez Red Rocks Arts & Crafts Show.

13- San Antonio Feast Day: Corn Dances at Sandia and Taos Pueblos;

Comanche Dance at Santa Clara.

24- San Juan Pueblo Feast Day; Buffalo and Comanche Dances and Corn

Dances at Taos Pueblo.

29- San Pedro Feast Day; Corn Dance at Santa Ana.

July

4- Mescalero Apache Maiden's Puberty Rites; Mountain Spirits Dance at

Mescalero; Nambe Waterfall Ceremonial; Bow and Arrow, Buffalo, Corn,

Harvest and Snake Dances by visiting tribes at Nambe Pueblo; Picuris

Arts and Crafts Fair.

2nd or 3rd Weekend- Jicarilla Apache Little Beaver Roundup & Rodeo;

various dances in Dulce.

19-20- ENIPC Arts and Crafts Fair. San Ildefonso Pueblo.

25- Santiago Feast Day: Corn Dance at Taos.

26- Santa Ana Feast Day: Corn Dance at Santa Ana and Taos Pueblos;

Harvest and various dances at Laguna (Seama).

August

4- Santo Domingo Pueblo Feast Day; Huge Corn Dance.

9- San Lorenzo Sunset Vespers at Picuris.

10- San Lorenzo Feast Day at Acomita; Trade Fair, Ceremonial Foot Race,

Pole Climb at Picuris Pueblo.

13-17- Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, 50 tribes in dances, parades and

rodeos at Red Rock State Park near Gallup.

12- Santa Clara Pueblo Feast Day; Buffalo, Harvest, or Corn Dance.

15- San Antonio Feast Day: various dances at Laguna Pueblo (Mesita);

Zia Pueblo Feast Day; Corn Dances.

16-17- Indian Market: Basket, Butterfly and Corn Dances in Santa Fe.

28- San Augustin Feast Day at Isleta Pueblo; mass in the morning and a

procession following mass. Indian dances in the afternoon.

September

2- San Estevan Feast Day: Harvest Dance at Acoma Pueblo.

4- Saint Augustine Feast Day: Harvest Dance at Isleta Pueblo.

8- Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Feast Day: Harvest and Social

Dances at Laguna Pueblo (Encinal), and Corn Dance at San Ildefonso

Pueblo.

2nd or 3rd weekend- Stone Lake Fiesta: various Jicarilla Apache Dances

in Dulce.

19- San Jose Feast Day: Buffalo, Corn, and Eagle, Harvest and Social

Dances at Laguna Pueblo (Old Laguna).

25- St. Elizabeth Feast Day: Harvest and Social Dances at Laguna Pueblo

(Paguate).

30- San Geronimo Feast Day: Buffalo, Comanche and Corn Dance, trade

fair, ceremonial foot races and pole climb at Taos Pueblo.

October

4- San Francisco Feast Day: Corn or Elk Dance at Nambe Pueblo.

2nd Weekend- Fall Arts Fiesta, Jemez Red Rocks.

17- St. Margaret Mary's Feast Day: Harvest and Social Dances at Laguna

Pueblo (Paraje).

November

12- San Diego Feast Day: Buffalo, Comanche, Corn, Deer, and Flag Dances

at Tesuque Pueblo.

December

1st Weekend- Walatowa Winter Arts & Crafts Show: Jemez Pueblo.

12- Los Matachinas Dance at Pojoaque Pueblo.

24-29- Christmas Celebrations: Spanish Dance drama "Los Matachines" at

Picuris and San Juan Pueblos plus Pine Torch Processions at San Juan

and Taos Pueblos.

24- Entire Acoma Pueblo is lit with luminarias beginning at the scenic

viewpoint and continues as far as "Sky City". Various dances after

midnight Mass at Laguna, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Zia, Tesuque.

25- Various dances at Tesuque. Christmas Celebration: Matachina Dance

at San Ildefonso Pueblo.

25-28- Harvest Dance at Laguna Pueblo.

 

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