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Celebrate harvest time with Mohawk Music and Dance



Celebrate harvest time with Mohawk Music and Dance at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

Gatineau, Quebec, September 28, 2006 – Celebrate the harvest with the Keepers of the Eastern Door on October 7 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. Presenting a traditional harvest celebration performance, these Mohawk singers and dancers from the Kanawake reservation in Quebec will once again dance up a storm in the Grand Hall.

Traditionally, the Iroquois held six seasonal festivals each year. One of these was the Harvest Festival, usually held in October and often coinciding with the full moon. The traditional celebration lasted a few days and typically involved dancing, singing, playing and feasting. As its name suggests, the Harvest Festival was held during the harvest when the community came together to celebrate and give thanks for the many gifts Mother Earth generously provided: corn, beans and squash.

Mohawk Music and Dance
Keepers of the Eastern Door
Saturday, October 7 at 2 p.m.
Grand Hall
Free with Museum admission

More information is available by calling (819) 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187


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