San Elizario Historic Cultural District showcases Native American Heritage Month – “Celebration Of Our Cultures”
By Anali Martinez
The San Elizario Historic District, where Culture is always on display, hosted the 2nd Annual “Celebration of Our Cultures” event, in honor of Native American Heritage Month this past weekend. Native talks, crafts and food were featured by various tribes and others.
Author Rachel Monday spoke on the Lipan Apache and Ed Arregon from the New Mexico Santo Domingo Tribe made a heartfelt presentation on his people, followed by others including the Taino, Navajo and Tigua also spoke. The day was highlighted by traditional ceremonial Aztec dances by Danza Omecoatl and the Tigua Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo social dancers, directed by Nancy Torres. The majestic Eagle Dance was presented, as well as the Buffalo dance and others. The audience participated in the traditional Round Dance.
The San Elizario Historic District continued the Celebration on Sunday with the final monthly Art Market for 2013 and the final performance of the year for the Pistoleros De San Elizario reenactment troupe. The group led by fourth generation reenactor Vincent Sanchez, excited the crowd with two performances on Sunday.
The San Elizario Historic District will host the 3rd annual “ChristKindleMarket” on December 6-8, 2013.
This Christmas holiday market takes place in the heart of the San Elizario Historic Cultural District and offers unique crafts and gifts for sale, a variety of entertainment, as well as German food and drinks. ??ChristKindleMarket offers a holiday shopping experience unlike the department stores in the area, as many of the items are handcrafted and incredibly unique. As it’s important to keep a full belly to stay warm in the winter chill, ChristKindleMarket will have a number of food and drink vendors on site as well. German sausages, sauerkraut, and potato pancakes are all on tap. Sweets, pastries and candies help provide a nice finish to your meal. To drink, German beers will be on hand as well as the traditional “Glühwein”, a hot spiced wine that is served around the holidays. So this Christmas season, gather up the family and swing by ChristKindleMarket San Elizario for a one of a kind holiday experience — outside of Germany, that is.
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