Traditional celebration happens in many different ways. In the sacred space of Ghost Ranch, among the red rocks and breathtaking landscapes, we have partnered with our local friends and will engage with local Pueblo communities to provide an alternative Thanksgiving and Christmas experience. Draw from the cultural and spiritual richness of northern New Mexico to inspire new reflections, grow in gratitude and revive your true nature.
We have many notions of the Thanksgiving holiday; however, how many of them involve its interpretation and significance through the eyes of our Native brothers and sisters? Join us for this rich weekend of teaching, music and dance that Native elders will lead. A traditional Gourd Dance and Earth Ceremonies/Blessings will be included. Saturday afternoon participation is by donation only and open to the public.
Winter Solstice in the seasonal cycle is the time for the seeds to rest, when the shortest days pass into the longer, when thanks are given for the change ofdark into light. It is a revered time for the Rio Grande Pueblos. See the winter dances of the Pueblos in Rio Grande Puebloan Winter Solstice Feasts & Dances. Among the possibilities are the Buffalo dance at Jemez Pueblo, the Deer Dance at Taos Pueblo, Comanche Dance at Tesuque Pueblo and the Turtle Dance at Ohkay-Owingeh Pueblo.