Taos Regeneration Festival features prayer, art, dance
The 8th Annual Regeneration Festival takes place over Labor Day weekend, Friday through Sunday (Aug. 31 - Sept. 2) in Taos, with a focus this year on renewal and new beginnings. All events are free to the public and happen at various locations around Taos, including DreamTree, Taos Plaza and Kit Carson Park.
“Renewal has to do with the process of rebuilding from past historical trauma, death, suicide and loss – from the ashes, comes new life, new beginnings for all,” according to the group’s website.
The festival began in 2011 after four youth attempted suicide only weeks apart.
“We are here to build a world so beautiful that no one will want to leave it,” according to the festival founders. “The annual celebration of the young in Taos and around the world is a period of fasting, dancing, singing, praying and playing. Through art we reconnect as a community and take time out of our busy schedule to be fully present for the young. We are praying that they may be healthy and joyful, that they may be in love with this life, that they may be successful and supported in their life’s journey.”
There will be DJs, food, a dunk tank and much more during the festival.
People paint, dance, recite poetry and more during the annual Regeneration Festival in Taos. This year’s festival is Aug. 31-Sept. 3.