Published September 11, 2017
NAPA, CALIFORNIA – On September 9, 2017, dance group Calpulli Nanahuatzin held a ceremony in honor of Xocotl Huetz, which is a twenty-day period from September 8 to 28, known as the fall of the fruits. During this month many trees begin to drop their ripe fruit. This is the signal for harvesting time and the days of many dead. Celebrating the fruits in the trees represents the elderly people They are the fruits of humanity, the givers of life. Because of the high mortality rate on the earth is also why the oldest people are celebrated this month.
During this time of celebratoin, there many meteorological phenomenons begin to appear in the earth,
It is the time of cleaning of the planet when the tornadoes begin to appear, cold fronts; the levels of rivers and dams rise causing floods, landslides that appear as mudslides, landslides and even tremors, many natural phenomena happen in this month.
That is the reason why this month is called the many dead. During this month offerings are made with many lights or candles.
Native News Online photographs by Christopher Burquez, who contributed to this story from Napa, California.