T’ą́ą́chil

So begins a new month: T’ą́ą́chil. Even though April is characterized as the start of the very windy season (níyol), the word itself is actually a reference to sprouting greenery. Additionally, the Navajo summer is considered to be in full swing (see dąą if you’re looking for Spring).

Growing plants are being nourished by the moisture from winter snow (yas) and Navajo people (Diné) will be headed out to make their fields (dá’ák’eh) ready for planting.