Category Archives: Hakitonmuya

Hakitonmuya and the Katsinam Who Arrive in May

Hakitonmuya and the Katsinam Who Arrive in May

Also called “the waiting season,” Hakitonmuya occurs in May and begins the planting season. Although it is too early for most crops to be planted, bean, pumpkin and watermelon seeds can be put into the soil, symbolizing the start of growing season. The scattering of these crops is a special occasion, and a variety of… Continue Reading

Celebrating Hakitonmuya (the waiting period)

  May is the beginning of the end of Katsina season. Specifically May, is Hakitonmuya (the waiting period), the period for planting beans, squash, and melons outside and waiting for warmer weather to plant the corn outdoors. This is the period of waiting for warmer weather.   The ceremonies and activities for this season include… Continue Reading