Jul 242015


“Suvoyuki” translated in the Hopi language means to accomplish work through a “joint effort,” and Suvoyuki Day is a festival planned from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Homolovi State Park northeast of Winslow to celebrate 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 and more. 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. As for modern visitors 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 at (928) 289-4106 or visit AZStateParks.com/parks/HORU. Homolovi State Park is located five miles northeast of Winslow.