Back Yard Grillerz is now a non-profit organization working to help preserve the Indio Hispano culture. BYG’s goal is to help keep the the tradition of ”La Matanza going for future generations to enjoy and to have knowledge of their grass roots as New Mexicans and Spanish speaking Native Americans. We feel that it’s very important to educate younger individuals about their culture with history and family tradition. We are about helping people of our community understand their identity because we feel in order for a community to come together and thrive we must be a community with an identity as Americans with sub cultures VIVA La Matanza y los Indios Hispanos.
It was a great honor to have competed among the best teams not only in New Mexico but in the nation. We are very thankful to God first and to all the teams we competed against. We will see you next year and we will be a force yet to be reckoned with. We may have been the new team on the block but we left champions on January 25, 2014 at The Worlds Largest Matanza it was the 14th annual Valencia County Hispano Chamber of Commerce’s annual event, this event is to help raise money for college scholarships to help students who are attending the UNM- Valencia campus located in Valencia county state of New Mexico. We have a video that was filmed to share the experience of ”La Matanza” for those not familiar with New Mexico’s Indio Hispano Culture.
January 25, 2014 is the official day that the Largest Matanza (Pig Fry) in the world will be held. Backyard Grillerz will be one of 20 teams competing for the coveted title of Matanzero or EL JEFE. It is an honor to get picked for this competition because only the best of the best Matanzero’s are chosen to compete. These teams bring many years of experience and expertise as well as their styles of grilling up hogs these methods are well over 300 years old, recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Come down and help support the conservation of our Indio Hispano culture and La Matanza.
The Valencia County Hispano Chamber of Commerce has mailed out team registrations for their 14th annual Matanza that will be held January 25, 2014 at Eagle Park in Belen New Mexico. The money raised from the Matanza is used for scholarships that are given out to students who are attending college. This is the largest Matanza in the world; last year over 25 teams competed and 15,000 in attendance, it’s anticipated that there will be more individuals attending this years Matanza as the popularity and curiosity for La Matanza grows.
New Mexico is very rich with culture and tradition so the annual Hispano Matanza makes for a great competitive atmosphere and a chance for Los Indios Hispanos to show the colors of their ancestor’s innovative zeal and individualities’ painted with 300 years of heritage and pride within their hearts as they embark on a cultural journey that embraces both the European Spanish conquest and the strength of their Native American spirits.
Please join the movement and support the preservation of New Mexican culture by attending the 14th annual Valencia Hispano Chamber of Commerce Matanza, the Largest Matanza in the World. Help make a difference in our community by unity.
The founders of Backyard Grillerz and Sniped Hunting would like to share their culture and help inform the individuals who are not familiar with New Mexican tradition. New Mexican Bar-B-Q or, La Matanza is a unique style of butchering pigs and wild game that has been traced back 300 years ago when the Spanish Conquistadors invaded the Native peoples of New Mexico and showed the Natives how to raise and butcher hogs. We feel a need to help people understand our culture as Indios Hispanos (Spanish Speaking Native Americans) and believe that preserving our culture and heritage is very important to our family, friends, and those how want to share our culture.
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