Monday, September 26, 2011

Fiesta-Dancing in the Plaza

The cry of "Viva la Fiesta" has been reverberating through the streets of Old Santa Fe every autumn for 299 years. The sound generates a curious blend of thanksgiving, revelry and pride in the hearts of Santa Feans who celebrate Fiesta annually to commemorate Don Diego De Vargas' peaceful reoccupation of the City of Holy Faith in 1692. 

The Queen, September 2011

To learn more about the history of the Fiesta, go here.


  1. je vois que le curé aime bien danser et la reine est tres belle

  2. Beautiful portrait of the Queen of the Festival Kate, looks like all are having great fun. Bet next year being the 300 anniversary will be huge!!

  3. Your reference to the to the reoccupation brings attention to something that is not taught in our Euro-centric school history curricula that emphasizes events of the Eastern seaboard and neglect the Inland Empire.

    The first American Revolution was accomplished by indigenous peoples who expelled Europeans from the Southwest.

  4. I can't believe I missed it this year. Great shots.

  5. Nice. Blue seems a popular color this year . . .

  6. What fun! Great faces show this.


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