Legendary New Mexico: Holiday Traditions

Luminaria display - Hanging of the Greens
Chanukah (KRQE News 13) Legendary New Mexico: Hanukkah in New Mexico - The lights of the holiday season glow blue and silver for eight glorious days, as Hanukkah observes the reclamation of the Holy Jewish Templ…

Christmas and Native American Holidays (KRQE News 13)
Legendary New Mexico: Christmas on the Pueblos - It’s been said that Christmas celebrations in New Mexico are unlike anywhere else in the world. That’s due in large part to the convergence …

St. Frances (KRQE News 13)
Legendary New Mexico: St. Francis Cathedral Basilica - For almost a century and a half, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis in Santa Fe is not only known as the mother church for Catholics in t…

Christmas on the Pecos (KRQE News 13)
Legendary New Mexico: Christmas on the Pecos - One of New Mexico’s grandest holiday light shows Christmas on the Pecos is celebrating the 25th anniversary season as your boat glides throu…

Luminaria (KRQE News 13)
Legendary New Mexico: The great debate: farolito vs. luminaria - New Mexicans line their yards, fences, sidewalks and rooftops with paper lanterns, a candle set in sand inside a paper bag. It is holiday tr…

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Interactive: The Spanish History of New Mexico - This historical period of time during the Royal Spanish rule of Nuevo Mexico outlines the contentious era between the 1500’s and 1820’s
Interactive: The Road to American Statehood - A look back at the history of New Mexico as part of the American Territory of the “new” south west and road to achieving statehood in 1912.
Interactive: Mexican Territory of Nuevo Mexico - This historical time during the brief period in New Mexico’s history when the state was indeed part of the Independent Mexican Territories
Interactive: Ancestral Pueblo Indians - New Mexico’s rich history stretches back millennia. Native ancestral pueblo Indians have been inhabiting the southwest for an estimated 10,0…

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