Calender of Events
Taos Pueblo Ceremonies
All events listed below are religious ceremonies. We ask that you offer the same respect you would in your church at home. No photography is allowed. But you won’t need pictures to remember your Pueblo visit. It will remain in your heart and soul forever.
Taos Pueblo Feast Days
Jan. 1, Turtle Dance
Jan. 6, Deer or Buffalo Dance
May 3, Santa Cruz Feast Day
June 13, San Antonio Feast Day
June 24, San Juan Feast Day
Second Weekend of July — Annual Taos Pueblo Pow-Wow
July 25, Santiago Feast Day
July 26, Santa Ana Feast Day
Sept. 29, San Geronimo Eve Vespers
Sept. 30, San Geronimo Day
Dec. 24, Procession of the Virgin Mary
Dec. 25, Deer or Matachinas Dance
Feast days were introduced by the Spanish colonization and represent the celebration of the Patron Saints of the Catholic religion (see our Event Calendar) Feast Days also coincide with our Traditional Pueblo religion which allows the people of our community to practice both the Catholic and Pueblo Religion. A typical Feast Day is a day of eating, visiting with family, friends and enjoying the traditional dances that are allowed to public spectators. Feast days are an integral part of the Pueblo culture and we enjoy sharing these days with our visitors
Although our feast days are open to the public, one must be invited to a home to visit and/or share a feast day meal. Please use common courtesy etiquette and do not walk into a home uninvited. Other common courtesies include; after a dance is over please do not applaud for these are not performances. Our dances are part of a ceremony and it is an honor to see these dances. Please while watching the
dances do not question community members as to what’s the significance of the dance, remember you are witnessing a ceremony therefore please exercise appropriate behavior.
Thank you for visiting Taos Pueblo during these special events.
San Geronimo Feast Day
All cameras and recording devices, including cell phones, are strictly prohibited. (Anyone caught using one of these devices will have it confiscated by tribal authorities.)
Schedule of Events
On Monday Afternoon (Sept. 29):
-Vespers in the St. Jerome Church
- Traditional singing and dancing after vespers
On Tuesday (Sept. 30):
-Traditional foot races are open to the public a 8 am, followed by the traditional “throw.”
-Open air Arts & Crafts market ALL DAY in center of village.
(Selling/trading: pottery, jewelry, drums, paintings, textiles and more. Also, vendors will be selling food and refreshments)
-The sacred clowns will appear in the early afternoon. Even though they are humorous they are extremely sacred and should be offered the utmost respect.
-The traditional pole climb in the late afternoon.
For more information, call the Taos Pueblo Tourism Office at (575) 758-1028