CALENDAR OF PUEBLO FEAST DAYS & OTHER EVENTS AT THE PUEBLOS

For confirmation of dates, activities and events, please contact each tribe directly. Telephone numbers are provided at the foot of this page.

THERE ARE RULES TO FOLLOW

Most of these events are sacred.

Please be sure to follow the rules of etiquette for each ceremony and pueblo. The tourism offices of each pueblo will provide you with their rules.

Photography of any kind is usually strictly forbidden, but check with the respective tourism office.

Do not applaud.

Refrain from asking specific questions about the dances, their ceremonial dress etc.

Feast Days are usually held on the date given from year to year unless otherwise specified. It is always a good idea to double check by calling.


JANUARY


1st: Transfer of Canes to New Pueblo Tribal Officials

Various dances at most Pueblos; Taos Pueblo - Turtle Dance; Santo

Domingo Pueblo - Corn Dance; San Juan Pueblo - Cloud or Basket Dance.

6th: King's Day Celebration - In honor of new Pueblo Tribal Officials

Picuris Pueblo - various dances

Nambe Pueblo - Buffalo, Deer & Antelope Dances

Sandia Pueblo - various dances

Taos Pueblo - Deer & Buffalo Dances

Santo Domingo Pueblo - various dances

Most Pueblos open to the public.

22nd: San Ildefonso Pueblo:

Vespers evening with firelight procession. 6pm - Contact the pueblo to confirm.

23rd: San Ildefonso Pueblo Annual Feast Day

Buffalo, Comanche & Deer Dances.

25th: St. Paul's Feast Day:

Picuris Pueblo & San Juan Pueblo Annual Feast Day


FEBRUARY


1st or 2nd Weekend:

Governor's Feast.

Old Acoma Pueblo - various dances

San Juan Pueblo - Deer Dances

2nd: Candelaria Day Celebration

San Felipe & Picuris Pueblos


MARCH


Mid-March to Mid-April: Taos Pueblo Closed

19th: St. Joseph's Feast Day

Laguna Pueblo (Old Laguna) Harvest Dance & Various Dances.


APRIL


Easter Weekend:

Basket and Corn Dances at most Pueblos

Easter Sunday:

Nambe Pueblo - Bow & Arrow Dance after Mass

Zia Pueblo - various dances

San lldefonso (Sun & Mon) - various dances

Santo Domingo Pueblo - Corn Dance


MAY


1st: St. Philip Annual Feast Day

San Felipe Pueblo - Corn Dance.

3rd: Santa Cruz Feast Day

Taos Pueblo, Blessing of the Fields & Corn Dance and Traditional Foot Races.

7th: Santa Maria Feast Day

Acoma Pueblo.

Memorial Day Weekend:

Annual Jemez Pueblo Red Rocks Arts & Crafts Show & Powwow.


JUNE


First Saturday of the Month: Blessing of the Fields at Tesuque Pueblo - Corn Dance

June 13th: San Antonio Annual Feast Day

Sandia Pueblo - Corn Dances.

Taos Pueblo - Corn Dances.

San Juan Pueblo - Corn Dances.

Santa Clara Pueblo - Comanche (Buffalo) Dance.

Picuris Pueblo - Children's foot race.

June 16th - 17th: (Father's Day weekend)

Picuris Pueblo - High Country Arts & Crafts Festival

June 23rd:

San Juan Pueblo/Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo - Vespers, Foot Race and Buffalo Dance.

24th: St. John Bautista Annual Feast Day

San Juan Pueblo/Ohkay Owingeh - Corn Dance, Buffalo Dance.

Taos Pueblo - Corn Dance.

29th: San Pedro Feast Day

Santa Ana Pueblo - Corn Dance

Santo Domingo - Corn Dance


JULY


4th: Celebration at the Waterfall

Nambe Pueblo. Call in advance to confirm - Mescalero Apache: Maiden's Puberty Rites & Mountain Spirits Dance. (505) 455-2036

2nd Weekend of July. Call to Confirm: Taos Pueblo Annual Intertribal Pow-Wow (www.taospueblopowow.com) (575) 758-1028

14th: San Bonaventura Feast Day

Cochiti Pueblo - Corn Dance.

Usually held third weekend of July. Call to confirm: Annual Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Fair.

Okay Owingeh/San Juan Pueblo. (505) 852-4400

25th: Santiago Feast Day

Taos - Corn Dance.

San Ildefonso Pueblos - Corn Dance.

26th: Santa Ana Annual Feast Day

Santa Ana Pueblo - Various dances.

Taos Pueblo - Various dances.

Laguna (Seama village) - Harvest & Various Dances.

Either July or August: Date to be determined each year: Zuni Pueblo Arts and Cultural Expo. Zuni, N.M. Call (505)782-7238 for dates.


AUGUST


Call for this year's dates. Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial at Red Rock State Park near Gallup. Parades, rodeo, arts and crafts, dances, food, golf tournament, auctions etc. Parking and admission fees at Red Rock State Park. For exact dates and detailed info go to: http://theceremonial.com or call 505.863.3896.

Either July or August: Date to be determined each year: Zuni Pueblo Arts and Cultural Expo. Zuni, N.M. Call (505)782-7238 for dates.

Santa Fe Indian Market. Each August - Exact Dates to be determined. Usually held during the third weekend in August, on the Santa Fe Plaza. Native American artists and craftspeople from all over North America exhibit their work for juried competitions and purchase. Activities include Native dances, music, costumes, food etc. Read my blog on Santa Fe's Indian Market - Past and Present. No admission fee. For date and detailed information visit http://swaia.org or call (505) 983-5220.

2nd: San Persingula Feast Day - Annual Feast Day

Jemez (Walatowa) Pueblo

4th: Santo Domingo Annual Feast Day

Santo Domingo Pueblo - Corn Dances.

9th: San Lorenzo Mass and Sunset Dances

Picuris Pueblo

10th: Historical Anniversary Date - Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and San Lorenzo Annual Feast Day

Picuris Pueblo - Ceremonial foot race, pole climb & traditional dances.

Acoma Pueblo (Acomita Village) - Various Dances.

12th: Santa Clara Annual Feast Day

Santa Clara Pueblo - Buffalo, Harvest or Corn Dance.

15th: The Assumption of Our Blessed Mother's Annual Feast Day

Zia Pueblo - Corn Dances.

Laguna Pueblo (Mesita Village) - harvest and various dances.

28th: San Augustine Annual Feast Day

Isleta Pueblo - Mass in the morning and a procession following Mass, dances in the afternoon.


SEPTEMBER


Labor Day Weekend

Santo Domingo Pueblo Annual Arts & Crafts Market.

2nd or 3rd weekend: Go-Jii-Yah Feast Day. At Stone Lake, Jicarilla Apache Reservation. For exact dates and event information: (575) 843-7270 or (575) 759-3242.

2nd: San Estevan Annual Feast Day

Acoma Pueblo Sky City - Harvest Dance. 1(888)Sky City. (888) 759-2489.

4th: San Augustine Feast Day

Isleta Pueblo - Harvest Dance. (505) 869-3111.

8th: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Feast Day

Laguna Pueblo (Encinal) - Harvest and social dances. (505) 552-6654.

San Ildefonso Pueblo - Corn Dance. (505) 455-3549.

14th: Harvest Dance

Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo/also known as San Juan Pueblo. (505) 852-4400

19th: St. Joseph's Annual Feast Day

Laguna Pueblo - Buffalo Eagle and Social Dances at Old Laguna. (505) 552-6654.

25th: St. Elizabeth Feast Day

Laguna Pueblo (Village of Paguate) - Harvest & Social Dances. For Info: (505) 552-6654.

29th: San Geronimo Eve

Taos Pueblo - Vespers & Sundown Dance. For Info: (575) 758-1028.

30th: San Geronimo Annual Feast Day

Taos Pueblo - Trade fair, ceremonial foot races and pole climb. For Info: (575) 758-1028.


OCTOBER


4th: St. Francis of Assisi Annual Feast Day

Nambe Pueblo: Buffalo & Deer dances.

17th: St. Margaret Mary's Feast Day

Laguna Pueblo (Village of Paraje) - Harvest and Social Dances.

24th - 27th: Harvest Dance

Laguna Pueblo (Old Laguna)


NOVEMBER


12th: San Diego Annual Feast Day

Tesuque Pueblo - Various dances.

Jemez Pueblo - Various dances.

Thanksgiving Weekend Acoma Sky City Annual Indian Arts & Crafts Show and Auction.

Call ahead to confirm. 1(888)Sky City. (888) 759-2489.

Thanksgiving Day: Christmas Light Parade.

Zuni Pueblo - Call ahead to confirm. (505)782-7238


DECEMBER


1st Weekend: Walatowa Winter Arts and Crafts Fair.

Jemez Pueblo. For information: (505) 834-7235.

Dec 11th: Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Feast Day

Pojoaque Pueblo - Night dances,Vespers and procession are usually held at 6 p.m. (505) 455-3460.

12th: Our Lady of Guadalupe Annual Feast Day

Tesuque Pueblo - Bow and Arrow, Comanche and Buffalo Dances. For information: (505) 983-2667.

Santa Clara Pueblo. - Dances. For information: (505) 753-7326.

Pojoaque Pueblo - Mass at 10 am, dances performed after Mass. (505) 455-3460.

Jemez Pueblo - Matachine Dances. (505) 834-7235.

24th: Christmas Eve Celebration

We advise you confirm if each pueblo is open to public for these events.

Ohkay Owingeh - Spanish Dance drama Los Matachines and Pine Torch Procession.

Taos Pueblo - Sundown Procession with bonfires. (575) 758-1028

Old Acoma Pueblo - is lit with Luminarias, beginning at the Scenic View Point and continues as far as the "Sky City". (888) 759-2489

Laguna Pueblo - After 10 pm Mass & various dances. (505) 552-6654

San Felipe Pueblo - Dances after Midnight Mass. (505) 867-3381

Santa Ana Pueblo - Dances after Midnight Mass. (505) 867-3301

Tesuque Pueblo - Dances after Midnight Mass. (505) 983-2667

Nambe Pueblo - Buffalo Dances after Mass. (505) 455-2036

Picuris Pueblo - Sundown Torchlight Procession of the Virgin Vespers - Mass Procession followed by Matachines Dances. (575) 587-2419

25th: Christmas Day

Tesuque Pueblo - various dances; Taos Pueblo - Dances to be announced (Deer or Los Matachines).

San Ildefonso Pueblo - Christmas Celebration, Matachines Dances

Picuris Pueblo - Christmas Celebration, Matachines Dances.

Santo Domingo Pueblo - Special Dances TBA.

Ohkay Owingeh - various dances.

Zia Pueblo - various dances.

Cochiti Pueblo - Various Dances (usually during Xmas Day and the 3 days after. Call to confirm)

25th - 27th:

Laguna Village - 10am Mass followed by Harvest Dance.

Cochiti Pueblo - Various Dances (usually during Xmas Day and the 3 days after. Call to confirm)

26th:

Ohkay Owingeh - Turtle dance

26th - 28th:

Christmas dances at most pueblos - Contact each Pueblo Tribe directly for more information. Numbers are below.

Santo Domingo - Corn Dance.

28th: Holy Innocents Day.

Picuris Pueblo - Children's dances.


TELEPHONE NUMBERS FOR 19 PUEBLOS OF NEW MEXICO

Acoma (Sky City Cultural Center) - (888) 759-2489

Cochiti - (505) 465-2244

Isleta - (505) 869-3111

Jemez (Walatowa Visitor Center) - (575) 834-7235

Laguna - (505) 552-6654

Nambe - (505) 455-2036

Picuris - (575) 587-2419

Pojoaque (Visitors Center) - (505) 455-3460

San Felipe - (505) 867-3381

San Ildefonso (Visitor Center) - (505) 455-3549

Ohkay Owingeh/formerly known as San Juan Pueblo - (505) 852-4400

Sandia - (505) 867-3317

Santa Ana - (505) 867-3301

Santa Clara (Tourism Dept.) - (505) 753-7326

Santo Domingo - (505) 465-2214

Taos (Tourism Office) - (575) 758-1028

Tesuque - (505) 983-2667

Zia - (505) 867-3304

Zuni (Tourism Office) - (505) 782-7238


CALENDAR INFO COURTESY OF THE INDIAN PUEBLO CULTURAL CENTER - 2401 12th St. NW-ABQ. NM (505)843-7270. http://www.indianpueblo.org

And New Mexico Tourism - http://newmexico.org