Merced celebrates Spring Equinox

May 27, 2022 /

As our mother changes seasons, young people from Merced put together a ceremony honoring Tlakaxipehualitztli, or the Spring Equinox. During this time, we welcome back the sun and all that it brings with him, we acknowledge Xipe Totec, and we see the skin of our mother tonatzin change and our harvests bloom. This is a time of renewal, of reflection in processes that are death and birth. We honored this time by laying down our tlamanallis, one for each direction, welcoming the youth, the warriors, our ancestors, the female and male energies, as well as creator and tonantzin. With intention, joy, and reflection we are guided to transition and continue our journeys.