Nisga'a New Years Celebration - Hobiyee

Nisga'a New Years Celebration - Hobiyee

NISGA’A NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
February 5 & 6 – PNE Forum, 2901 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Free Admission. All are welcome to come and go as you are able during the two days of celebration .

“Hobiyee {Ho-be-yeh} is a celebration of the waxing crescent moon, during the latter part of winter, each year. The Nisga’a People of North Western British Columbia, watch for the positioning of the moon and the stars as a prediction of the coming harvest. Hobiyee is celebrated wherever Nisga’a people live. Like many other communities, they celebrate the New Year with family, friends and community.

The Nisga’a New Year is also celebrated each year in one of the four 4 respected Nisga’a communities in the beautiful Nass Valley.

The Nisga’a of Ts’amiks (Vancouver), hosts this celebration each year and invites dance groups from other Nations to celebrate with them, the strength, beauty and diversity of indigenous cultures. The 1400 Nisga’a of Ts’amiks invite the general public to Hobiyee to share the rich Nisga’a culture. This is a free event, which is educational, cultural, artistic and family friendly.” -www.tsamiks.com

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