Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Night Dances of March

The Night Dances of March

Four days following the conclusion of Powamuya, the Fest Parade and the Puppet Doll drama begin. At this parade, all the Katsinam enter the village and perform their specific dances. Hopi people celebrate the beginning of the Katsina season with the Night Dances of March, also called the Angkwa, which means “appearance afterwards.” These dances… Continue Reading

Powamuya and The Bean Dance

Powamuya and The Bean Dance

As we mentioned in our last blog post, Powamuya is celebrated during the month of February and includes a visit from the Hopi chiefs Eototo, Aholi and Ahola. One of the most important parts of Powamuya is the Bean Dance. A coming of age ceremony for Hopi children, young men are initiated into the tribe… Continue Reading