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Taos Pueblo will celebrate Sunday

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Taos Pueblo is celebrating its annual feast day on Sunday and Monday in honor of its patron saint, St. Jerome (San Geronimo) with a celebration that is open to the public.

In preparation, the pueblo is closed today and Saturday. It reopens at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The celebration begins at 5 p.m. on Sunday with vespers in the San Geronimo Chapel, followed by a traditional foot racing dance.

Festivities continue Monday with a sunrise Mass at San Geronimo chapel, followed by footraces, a pole climb around 4 p.m., and other traditional activities throughout the day.

Pueblo artisans as well as American Indian artists from throughout the Southwest will sell handmade crafts and art at the event. Visitors can also buy Indian tacos, fry bread and other traditional foods. Because this is a ceremonial event, cellphones and cameras or other recording devices are strictly prohibited.

For more information, see taospueblo.com or call 575-758-1028.

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