Artwork by Nancy VanReece
Prayers of thanksgiving are embodied in the chants sung by the chorus that accompany the Buffalo Dance, a dance that Northern New Mexico Pueblos have performed for centuries.
Watercolor and Ink
The rhythm of gratitude: Pueblo celebrates Three Kings Day with Buffalo Dance
Christmas in New Mexico means Buffalo Dances
Performed as part of Three Kings Day, a religious tradition, representing the Three Kings' visit to baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Along with the opening of presents, many families celebrate the day with an oval-shaped pastry called rosca de reyes and hot chocolate.
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