Azteca Mexica New Year, Emma Prusch Park, San Jose

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – The Azteca Mexica New Year was celebrated this past weekend in the Emma Prusch Park in San Jose, California. The two-day celebration drew thousands of well wishers who shared in the cultural exchange.

Nahuatl is the language of the Aztec. It is a language or group of languages of the Uto-Aztecan language family: Yancuic Xīhuitl, according to the Aztec calendar, is the time to celebrate the new year.

Carlos Cuatecpalt (Romero) of Danza Mexica Nanahuatzin states “It is a real new year. The stars in the cosmos are lined up!  …  You have to make changes without fear. Do what your heart tells you to, and it is going to be a great year.”

Native News Online photographs by Christopher Burquez.

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Aztex Dancers

Calpulli Tonalehqueh Dancers at Azteca Mexica New Year

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Dancer Azteca Mexica New Year

Dancer Azteca Mexica New Year


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