Albuquerque Local Customs

  • “Southwest Pieta”
    “Southwest Pieta”
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    Martineztown Park
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    Closeup of “Southwest Pieta”
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  • 1. Land & People

    Manuel’s Food Market opened in 1924 and is located at the present-day intersection of Edith Boulevard and Roma Avenue. Manuel lived to be 98 and his daughter, Clara, still runs the market. Adelita's...

  • 2. Public Art

    Nestled behind the hospitals in the South Martineztown area there is a small, neighborhood park at the corner of Edith and Roma, next to Longfellow Elementary School. A unique cultural treasure, the...

  • 3. Native Cultures

    One can't travel through the Southwest without spotting Ristras strewn along a roofline or colorfully accenting a country kitchen. Ristras are a string of dried red chile, which tradition says bring...

  • 4. Local Foods

    New Mexican food is different from other ethnic food that have 'Mexican' in their name. New Mexican food is a combination of Mexican, Spanish and Native American cuisine. Tortillas, pinto beans...

  • 5. Descansos

    The custom of marking the site of a death on the highway has deep roots in the Hispanic culture of the Southwest, where these memorials are often referred to as...

  • 6. Torquoise!

    Torquoise jewelry has become identified with the Southwest. You find it everywhere!It 's a highly prized gemstone with great cultural significance in the...

  • 7. Remembering and Honoring the Dead

    Kymbanm organized a mini-VT meet at the Dia de los Muerto (Day of the Dead) celebration in Burton Park, Albuquerque. There were musicians, dancers and artists...

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