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December 17, 2016
The 11th Annual Gildan New Mexico Bowl will once again be played on the first day of the college football bowl season.
Through December 30, 2016
Experience millions of glowing, sparkling lights and over 150 dazzling light displays, animated sculptures and synchronized music light show at New Mexico’s largest walk-through holiday production. Closed December 24 and 25.
Through December 31, 2016
New Mexico's largest city observes the holiday season with notable style and festivities. Take part in the holiday celebration with coupons, centuries-old traditions and numerous events that offer something for everyone.
Through January 7, 2017
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, 516 ARTS presents DECADE, a group exhibition and series of off-site projects that draw from the diverse local, national and international artists we have worked with since we opened. This exhibition explores a wide variety of themes and practices that 516 ARTS has explored since its inception.
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Event Details
  • Time: Various
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 7 days
  • Admission: Varies - call each Pueblo for admission prices

  • Location: Various Albuquerque Area Pueblos

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Native American Feast Days

Native American feast days allow tribal members to come together in a renewal of their language, culture and religion. On these days, the communities celebrating a feast day are often open to the public, and members of the tribe will prepare a variety of bountiful meals to share with their visiting guests. Visitors are often fascinated to see that pueblo life is a window to another world. Not relegated to history books or museums, this is a living culture that carries on the centuries-old traditions of their ancestors.

Feast days are as much celebrations of ancient Native American heritage as they are commemorations of Catholic saints. Feast days include traditional dances, cultural activities, food and arts vendors. Each dance tells a different story and serves a different purpose. Every dance is considered a prayer, not a performance. Drums beat with an insistent cadence and the air is filled with the fragrance of piñon smoke.

For a complete schedule of Native American Feast Days and contact information for each Pueblo, please refer to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center's website.

January

  • 1st: Transfer of Canes to New Pueblo Tribal Officials
  • 6th: King's Day Celebration honoring New Pueblo Officials
  • 23rd: San Ildefonsus Feast Day
  • 25th: St. Paul's Feast Day

February

  • 1st or 2nd weekend: Governor's Feast

March

  • 9th: St. Joseph's Feast Day

April

  • Easter Weekend: Various Dances at most Pueblos

May

  • 1st: St. Phillip Feast Day and Santa Maria Feast Day
  • 3rd: Santa Cruz Feast Day
  • Memorial Day Weekend: Jemez Pueblo, Annual Jemez Red Rocks Arts & Crafts Show & Pow-Wow 

June 

  • Memorial Day Weekend: Jemez Pueblo, Annual Jemez Red Rocks Arts & Crafts Show & Pow-Wow   
  • 13th: St. Anthony Feast Day
  • 24th: St. John the Baptist Feast Day
  • 29th: Peter/St. Paul Feast Day

July

  • 14th: St. Bonaventure Feast Day
  • 25th: Santiago Feast Day
  • 26th: St. Anne Feast Day

August 

  • 2nd: Persingula Feast Day
  • 10th: San Lorenzo Feast Day
  • Anniversary of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680
  • 28th: St. Augustine Feast Day

September

  • Labor Day Weekend: Santo Domingo Pueblo Annual Arts & Crafts Market
  • 2nd: San Estevan Feast Day

October

  • 4th: St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day
  • 17th: St. Margaret Mary's Feast Day

November

  • 12th: San Diego Feast Day
  • Thanksgiving Weekend: Sky City (Acoma) Annual Indian Arts & Crafts Show & Auction

December

  • 24th: Christmas Eve Celebration (dances at most Pueblos)
  • 25th: Christmas Day Celebration (dances at most Pueblos) 

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