Blessing, Of The 2013 San Francisco Carnival Parade

Child's Headpiece Worn During The Blessing
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One of the children with Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca wore a headpiece that resembled an eagle.


Blessing   •  Of The 2013 San Francisco Carnival Parade external link   •  Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca   •  Center of 24th and Bryant Streets, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo taken 08:57:11 Sunday 26 May 2013)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 28 May 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_3478
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One Of The Women Performing The Blessing
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One of the women performing the blessing stood as one of several creating a circle around the center.


Blessing   •  Of The 2013 San Francisco Carnival Parade external link   •  Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca   •  Center of 24th and Bryant Streets, San Francisco, California   •  37° 45' 8.27" N, 122° 24' 31.70" W   •  (Photo taken 08:57:38 Sunday 26 May 2013)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 28 May 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_3479
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Headpiece, Necklace, And Earrings Worn
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Another of the women on the outside circle was illustrative of the wonderful workmanship of the headpiece, earrings, and necklace.


Blessing   •  Of The 2013 San Francisco Carnival Parade external link   •  Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca   •  Center of 24th and Bryant Streets, San Francisco, California   •  37° 45' 8.23" N, 122° 24' 31.68" W   •  (Photo taken 08:57:42 Sunday 26 May 2013)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 28 May 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_3480
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Ceremony Faced The Rising Sun
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The ceremony in the center faced the rising sun.


Blessing   •  Of The 2013 San Francisco Carnival Parade external link   •  Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca   •  Center of 24th and Bryant Streets, San Francisco, California   •  37° 45' 10.11" N, 122° 24' 32.86" W   •  (Photo taken 09:02:46 Sunday 26 May 2013)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 28 May 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_3488
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Smoke A Part Of The Ceremony
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Smoke from handheld smoke pots created a wonderfully hazy mood for the blessing.


Blessing   •  Of The 2013 San Francisco Carnival Parade external link   •  Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca   •  Center of 24th and Bryant Streets, San Francisco, California   •  37° 45' 10.11" N, 122° 24' 32.86" W   •  (Photo taken 09:02:53 Sunday 26 May 2013)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 28 May 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_3489
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Posing Outward In Smoke
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A couple of the men posed facing outward in smoke as part of the blessing.


Blessing   •  Of The 2013 San Francisco Carnival Parade external link   •  Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca   •  Center of 24th and Bryant Streets, San Francisco, California   •  37° 45' 10.11" N, 122° 24' 32.86" W   •  (Photo taken 09:03:00 Sunday 26 May 2013)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 28 May 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_3490
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Ceremonial Drumming In The Center
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In the center of the blessing circle were three drummers pounding out a rhythm that others danced to.


Blessing   •  Of The 2013 San Francisco Carnival Parade external link   •  Xiuhcoatl Danza Azteca   •  Center of 24th and Bryant Streets, San Francisco, California   •  37° 45' 10.15" N, 122° 24' 32.74" W   •  (Photo taken 09:06:10 Sunday 26 May 2013)   •  (Photo posted Tuesday 28 May 2013)   •  © 2013 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B13_3499
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