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"Suvoyuki Day" Celebrates Hopi Partners with Dancers, Traditional Food and Tours on August 3 at Homolovi State Park

(Phoenix, Arizona - July 8, 2013) - "Suvoyuki" translated in the Hopi language means to accomplish work through a "joint effort." "Suvoyuki Day" is an open house on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Homolovi State Park that celebrates the partners who have helped to protect and save Homolovi area archaeological and cultural sites from destruction.

There will be activities throughout the day including special archaeological site tours held at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cultural artists and demonstrators will also be on hand. The Homolovi Dancers will perform two dances at the event. The corn roasting pit will be opened at 8 a.m. and will start the day's activities.

This year, "Suvoyuki Day" is part of the closing events for the Smithsonian's Journey Series traveling exhibition, hosted by the Old Trails Museum at La Posada Hotel from June 22 through August 4, 2013. The exhibition shows how our evolving mobility changed a young nation and how transportation made us grow. The accounts of travelers themselves express the hopes and promises of fresh starts, the grim realities of forced migrations and difficult journeys, and the thrills of personal travel.

Homolovi, one of a series of many ancient Hopi pueblos found in the Southwest, offers the public the opportunity to begin their journey into Hopi life and culture. Like the modern visitor making their way to Hopi, Homolovi was a stop for the ancestral Hopi people along their migration route, eventually moving on and settling at one of the current Hopi villages.

For more information about Homolovi State Park call (928) 289-4106. Homolovi State Park is located five miles northeast of the city of Winslow in northeastern Arizona. The park campground is convenient to I-40 and accommodates large rigs, as well as tent camping. Tent camp sites to full hookup camping sites are available at a fee of $15 to $25 depending on the type of camping site needed. Reservations for camping can be made 24-hours-a-day at AZStateParks.com or call the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283 from 8 am to 5 pm MST 7 days a week.

For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703), visit the website and online camping reservations at AZStateParks.com, Twitter/Facebook AZStateParks.

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