Since 1922, the people of Gallup, New Mexico have been proud to present the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial each summer. A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Native American arts, cultures, and traditions, “Ceremonial”, as it is known throughout the region, is a special time when indigenous peoples from throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico travel to Gallup to share the best of their creative and performing talents and diverse heritages with the rest of the world, and to reunite with other indigenous groups. Nowhere else on Earth can you experience tribal ceremonial dances, a contest pow-wow, indoor and outdoor arts and crafts markets, all Indian rodeos, a world class juried art show, opportunities to buy authentic Native American art and jewelry, parades, Native American foods, a ceremonial queen contest, and crafts demonstrations, all in one location at one time. Join with us as we celebrate something so special that it goes by a single name – join us at “Ceremonial”!
Four more days until we leave for our Route 66 adventure (ABQ to Vegas) — including attending the Ceremonial on my actual birthday, 8/16 — and I’m starting to get really antsy, not just from anticipation about the trip, but also because there’s some unrelated good news coming through this week that I’m really excited about.
The combination is going to make my 40th Birthday one to remember for all the right reasons!