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"Suvoyuki Day" Annual Celebration of Hopi Partners with Dancers, Hopi Artists and Tours on August 1 at Homolovi State Park

 


(Phoenix, Arizona - July 20, 2014) - "Suvoyuki" translated in the Hopi language means to accomplish work through a "joint effort." "Suvoyuki Day" is a festival celebrated on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Homolovi State Park that celebrates the partners who have helped to protect and save Homolovi area archaeological and cultural sites from destruction.

There will be activities throughout the day including special archaeological site tours. Cultural artists will demonstrate Hopi pottery making, food prep, art, etc. A Hopi dance group will perform two dances at the event. The corn roasting pit will be opened at 8 a.m. and will start the day's activities.

Homolovi, one of a series of many ancient Hopi pueblos found in The Southwest, offers the public the opportunity to begin their journey into Hopi life and culture. Like the modern visitor making their way to Hopi, Homolovi was a stop for the ancestral Hopi people along their migration route, eventually moving on and settling at one of the current Hopi villages.

For more information call Homolovi State Park call (928) 289-4106 or visit AZStateParks.com/parks/HORU. Homolovi State Park is located five miles northeast of the city of Winslow in northeastern Arizona. The park campground is convenient to I-40 and accommodates large rigs, as well as tent camping. Tent camp sites to full hookup camping sites are available at a fee of $18 to $25 depending on the type of camping site needed.

For information about all 28 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703). Campsite reservations can be made online at AZStateParks.com or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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