Pueblo Feast Days (Sandia and Ohkay Owingeh)
Two Pueblos hold Feast Days in June: Sandia Pueblo and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. June is a great time to take the family to view these sacred days—it’s not yet too hot (you will be standing outside) as it will be in July, August and even September.
In our blog this week, we’re sharing some information on both feast days to help you make your plans.
Sandia Pueblo, traditional name Na-fiat, is located in central New Mexico and is adjacent to Albuquerque. It covers 22,877 acres on the east side of the Rio Grande Valley; the Sandia people have lived in the same location since 1300 C.E.
Sandia Pueblo celebrates the Feast of St. Anthony on June 13th with the Comanche or Corn Dance.
For more information, call (505) 867-3317.
Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo
Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, formerly San Juan Pueblo, is one of the largest of the Tewa-speaking pueblos in New Mexico. It is home to the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council and the Oke-Oweenge Crafts Cooperative.
The Pueblo lies 24 miles north of Santa Fe on U.S. 84/285. They celebrate St. John the Baptist’s Feast Day on June 24th with the Buffalo and Comanche Dances
For more information, you can call (505) 852-4820.
It is very important to follow all required and posted etiquette while attending Pueblo feast days; it shows respect to the sacred rituals as well as the Pueblos and their peoples. You can find more information on etiquette at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center’s website.