Spring Equinox Celebration

9:00 am
Saturday, April 6, 2024

The Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Center in Utuado and the Museums and Parks Program of the Puerto Rican Culture Institute and the Movijibo Group invite you to the Spring Equinox Celebration on April 6, 2024 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Main Plaza of the Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Center in Utuado.

Only the entrance to the Ceremonial Center will be charged. You do not have to make a reservation.

Uahtibili Báez Santiago, musician, artisan and indigenous person, will be in charge.

In addition to the Celebration, an Areito will be held and the ball game and its rules will be discussed. The public is invited to bring their maraca, mayohuacan, drums, cuás, cuatro, güiro or snail. Offer your songs, dances, poems or spiritual messages to our ancestors.

The equinox is the time of year when the Earth's axis is perpendicular to the sun's rays. This means that both hemispheres, the northern and southern, receive the same amount of sunlight, which constitutes a transition between climatic seasons.

The spring equinox is a time of celebration for many indigenous cultures around the world, which are affected by the change of season. In many ancient cultures of the Americas, the equinoxes were a time of celebration, sacrifice, and migration. For millennia, observing the changing path of the sun was essential to survival and difficult to ignore.

The Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Center is located in the Caguana neighborhood of Utuado, specifically on Highway 111 km. 48.6 and is attached to the Museums and Parks Program of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture.

For more information, call the Caguana Indigenous Ceremonial Center at 787-894-7300 extensions 3043 and 3045 or 787-892-5845, ext. 3081 Monday to Friday.

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