Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hemis Katsina

Hemis Katsina

Hemis Katsina, originally from Jemez Pueblo, appears at Niman, the Home-Going Ceremony that takes place after the summer solstice. This Katsina plays an important role in the harvest by bringing rain for the crops. He brings the first corn of the harvest to the villagers during the Niman Ceremony, symbolizing a bountiful season to come.… Continue Reading

The Niman Ceremony

The Niman Ceremony

July is here, meaning Niman is nearly upon us! In accordance with the Hopi calendar, Niman takes place shortly after Summer Solstice as we move from Katsina season to Non-Katsina season. Also called “The Going Home of the Katsina,” Niman is a ceremony to say goodbye to the winter and spring Katsinam. During this beautiful… Continue Reading