Article by Melissa Kruse-Peeples, NS/S Education Coordinator, originally published June 22, 2016. Revised June 22, 2017.
The annual tradition of celebrating the onset of monsoon season in the Southwest begins with San Juan’s Day or Dia de San Juan on June 24. San Juan’s Day is the feast day for St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of water. The monsoons are coming and soon the life giving water from the sky will bless our parched ground.