Spring is in the air in Santa Fe. If you have been cooped up all winter, now is the perfect time to hop over to visit Santa Fe. The city comes alive in spring with chirping birds, crocus peeking up in gardens and blossoming trees. During the month of April, the temperature starts warming up but don’t be surprised to see an occasional late season snowfall in the forecast. Take advantage of our varied April events and you’ll see why Santa Fe is The City Different!
Throughout the centuries, innovative musical souls have sought out Santa Fe for inspiration. The city’s deep blue skies, 300-plus annual days of sunshine, combination of mountain light and fresh clean air have inspired many performing artists. Santa Fe Music has always been at the heart of The City Different culture. Music is an integral part of our history. For example, well known composer Igor Stravinksy participated regularly in the 1957 to 1962 world famous Santa Fe Opera season.
There is so much to hear during the month of March. You’ll see why music reigns supreme in The City Different. Here are a few “musical selections” so to speak…
Throughout the centuries creative musical souls have sought out Santa Fe for the inspiration of its heavenly blue skies, its 300-plus annual days of sunshine, and the combination of mountain light and long shadows that makes the area so inviting to the imagination. Santa Fe became the first U.S. city to be chosen by UNESCO as a Creative City, one of one hundred and sixteen in the world. Artists of all kinds ply their skills year-round, including those talented types who capture it all on canvas or music for us.
There is so much to see and hear during the month of March, you’ll see why it is a local favorite. Here are a few suggestions!
Day of the Dead is a holiday that has been celebrated on November 1–2 in central and southern Mexico for many years. More recently it has been embraced by Santa Fean’s and visitors alike. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember loved ones who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.
Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars called ofrendas; honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed; and by visiting graves with these gifts.
Whether you have long celebrated the holiday, or are just learning about it, here are few businesses and events that honor this cultural tradition.