San Ysidro day has been celebrated by New Mexico communities for several hundred years by blessing the acequias on the feast day of the patron saint of farmers, San Ysidro, and the patron saint to end drought, Santa Maria de la Cabeza. This interfaith ceremony begins at the San Ysidro Carousel on Isleta & Arenal SW (in front of Casa de Salud). Azteca dancers will lead the procession to Sanchez Farm/La Plazita Gardens at Arenal & Lopez SW. The acequia is filled with flowers petals and blessings are given by Catholic Penitente brothers, Isleta Pueblo elder, Navajo Nation medicine man, leader of the Red Wolf Clan, and a ceremonial Sundance chief from the Lakota tradition. A simple lunch will be served afterwards.
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