El Pueblo History Museum to host Maya Fuego Sagrado Summer Solstice Celebration
PUEBLO, Colo. (June 12, 2019) – El Pueblo History Museum will be hosting a Maya Fuego Sagrado ceremony to celebrate the longest day of the year on Friday, June 21, starting at 5 pm in the museum's placita.
In Maya tradition, the summer solstice is a celebration of the Sacred Day of the Sixth Sun. It is very important to peoples of Aztlán, as it brings together the energy of the Feminine and the Sun, and opens the heart of participants so that they may connect their energy to the Sacred Authority Within. To celebrate this event, El Pueblo will be hosting a Maya fire ceremony in the tradition of the K’iche’ Maya of Guatemala.
Attendees are invited to wear white clothing and red belts and headbands if at all possible. Attendees may also bring white candles and other appropriate offerings, including sugar an incense, to give to the fire. White candles are now available for purchase at El Pueblo Museum’s gift shop prior to Friday, June 21.
Traditional Limpias will be offered between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Attendees who wish to receive a Limpia must bring two fresh eggs or two limes, as well as two small white candles. The fire ceremony itself will begin at 5 p.m. and will continue until 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
El Pueblo History Museum is located at 301 N. Union Avenue in the heart of historic downtown Pueblo. El Pueblo History Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm. Current exhibits include Borderlands of Southern Colorado, Children of Ludlow, and the Museum of Memory. For more information, visit www.ElPuebloHistoryMuseum.org or call 719-583-0453.
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