On this day, Danza Azteca is held in honor of the Sun passing over the Zenith of the sky at noon. Our culture believes that this is the time in which the doorway was its most receptive to thoughts and prayers from creation. During the day, the Sun is represented as an Eagle descending down towards the sunset while at night, the Butterfly constellation also appears over the Zenith of the night sky. This creates the male-female duality in which our culture is based on. It is also at this time that the Eagle constellation moves over the cactus constellation and perches on it. Our ancestors took this cosmic event as a sign to begin the settlement of what is now Mexico City.
What: Danza Azteca conmemorating the founding of Mexico-Tenochtitlan.
When: July 26
Where: Sundance Grounds at Hueco Tanks (please contact us for directions or caravan arrangements)
Pot Luck: Light snacks, water, and fruit always welcomed but not required