Have look to amazing aspects of traditional and cultural new year celebration activities in native american people.
There are several Native American holidays and traditional festivals. Most tribes have their own individual celebrations, but many of the holidays have common themes or purposes. New year is the most celebrated festival and event. New Year’s Eve is a major social holiday for native american people. Many people hold parties at home or attend special celebrations to celebrate the upcoming New Year. In many cities, large scale public events are held. These often attract thousands of people.
The start of the new year is honored by some Native Americans, although many tribes have selected different dates as the last day of the year. The Hopi and the Zuni both celebrate a new year’s celebration on 22 December. This ceremony is called Soyal, and it is a time of renewal and purification. A ritual is conducted to welcome the sun back after winter. The start of the New Year is honored by many Native Americans, although many tribes have selected different dates as the last day of the year. In North American Indigenous cultures, the New Year is at the end of January or first part of February, based on constellations and moon phases. The timing of the New Year is usually in conjunction with Winter Solstice commemorations. The Winter Solstice season is traditionally the time for Creation storytelling. Native Americans of the North, Central, and South Americas have a fire ceremony to bring in the New Year. Some of the Native American traditional New Year observances include annual planting festivals, like that of the Hopi and Iroquois. In the Northwest, some Native American tribes celebrate New Year earlier than the rest of the western world.
Festival events and celebrations
Beans on New Years
The unfamiliar may wonder whose these ladies are, but we know them to be Corn, Beans, and Squash. They are the foundation foods of many Native American groups since thousands of years ago and are still enjoyed today. The New Year celebration for numerous Native American nations across the US includes the traditions of the Bean Planting Festival in which people plant beans at the beginning of the year to honor the traditional way of life and to give thanks for the three sisters and other foods. Thanksgiving, in that way, really extends year round with each festival, each harvest, and each hunt.
Iroquois Planting Festival
When the Big Dipper is directly overhead in the heavens at night, one waits for the next New Moon to arrive. This is the beginning of the Spiritual New Year for the Six Nations. Next, one counts 5 new days into the new year and then plants and celebrates a 9-day festival.
Bean Sprout Festival (Powamu)
In the great Southwest, in Arizona among Hopi Nation and some other groups, the planting honors the ancestral spirits that have come back again for the first six months of the year to bring health and good rains for the nations’s crops. Bean planting honors them in either l;ate Janurary or early February.