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Meaningful And Spiritual

We had the privilege of experiencing the special Christmas ceremony and dancing at the former Santo... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
enofile1
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Fabulous Arts and Crafts Market

Held annually on Labor Day weekend, this market is wonderful. Several pueblos are represented... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Margaret W
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the privilege of experiencing the special Christmas ceremony and dancing at the former Santo Domingo Pueblo, now called the Kewa Pueblo. The dancing, chanting, and drumming were incredibly spiritual, and it was an honor being invited to witness such a meaningful piece of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Held annually on Labor Day weekend, this market is wonderful. Several pueblos are represented. Dozens of booths with a wide range of Native American pottery, jewelry, sculpture, etc. From low-priced crafts to nationally recognized artists. Better than Santa Fe Indian Market, in my opinion, for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Every year on August 4 is the Feast of St. Dominic. It is held in the main village of the Santo Domingo Pueblo. After morning mass, there are dances in the plaza outside the church. Then the rest of the day, the dances are in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
7  Thank NativeAngelena
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We had the privilege of seeing the Corn Dance ritual as part of the Santo Domingo festival and were very moved. I have never seen anything like it. There were over 1000 dancers all in ceremonial dress with drummers, chanters--men women and children of all...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank cookpias
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We’ve traveled the world, always seeking out music and dance performances and religious rituals, but we’ve never seen anything as moving or authentic as Santo Domingo Pueblo’s August 4 Green Corn Dance. The sheer scale and intensity of the event is breath-taking: hundreds of magnificently...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank LaBu
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This annual August 4th event celebrates St. Dominic, this Pueblo's patron saint. More than 1000 of the pueblo's Indians, of all ages in various colorful costumes & head dresses, danced, drummed and supported the participants. It was a reminder of the faith, dedication and rich...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank wildswanDelaware
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We were unable to make a request in advance to visit the pueblo, as was recommended. However, we were welcomed there and allowed to see whatever we wanted. The highlight was the beautiful (inside and outside) mission church, built in 1886 to replace an earlier...More

Date of experience: May 2016
3  Thank John12345562
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We went onto the Santo Domingo Pueblo for a very short visit. It is a large and conservative pueblo so please abide their wishes, primarily of no picture taking, sketching or recording and no alcoholic beverages. We drove onto the pueblo to locate a local...More

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank fiamma11
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Just noticed a brochure about the festival at the Worldmark Wyndham where we are staying. Spoke with one of the desk employees who highly recommended it as they had been out on Saturday and said it was very good. We spent a very enjoyable several...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank GaryH353
Reviewed 14 October 2014

We cane here the first time some thirty years ago. It was during their important Christmas feast involving the entire pueblo starting on Christmas day and lasting four days. We braved the cold and witnessed their sacred corn dance. The impression has affected us all...More

Date of experience: October 2014
4  Thank maas_johnf
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