Calendar of Annual Events

January

First

at Indian pueblos

Dances.

Sixth

in Spanish-American villages

"Old Christmas," feast of the Three Kings. Performances of Los Tres Magos,

Sixth

at Indian pueblos

Installation of newly elected governors, usually followed by dances.

Sixth

at Taos Pueblo

Buffalo dance.

Sixth

at San Ildefonso Pueblo

Eagle dance.

Twenty-third

at San Ildefonso Pueblo

Feast Day of San Ildefonso (St, Ildephonseus). Annual fiesta and Buffalo dance.

February

Second

at San Felipe Pueblo

Candlemas Day—Dance.

Ash Wednesday

in Spanish-American villages

Beginning of Lenten Rituals of Los Hermanos Penitentes (The Penitent Brotherhood).

March

No fixed date

at Indian pueblos

Opening irrigation ditches with ceremonies.

Holy Week

State-wide

Observance by usual religious customs, with processions in Spanish-American villages and in Catholic communities.