Potluck to follow. Please bring food or drink to share.
Imbolc is a holiday with a variety of names, depending on which culture and location you’re looking at. In the Irish Gaelic, it’s called Oimelc, which translates to “ewe’s milk.” It’s a precursor to the end of winter when the ewes are nursing their newly born lambs. Spring and the planting season are right around the corner. [Read more here.]
Join UUWC CUUPS as we celebrate the fall equinox (Mabon in Celtic cultures) with crafting, ceremony, and feasting on Weds Sept 24th, 5-7pm
This is the time of year we gather in the harvest of the past year, while simultaneously beginning prepare for that of the coming year.
5-6pm Craft an amulet representing your acknowledgement and gratitude for lessons of the closing bountiful season; your intentions for this coming season of darkness (sub/inconscious work), while also representing potential maifestations of their spring rebirth. Bring representative small treasures that can be woven into your amulet.
6pm Ceremony, usually including song and dance.
Potluck of seasonal foods and fellowship follows.
Fall Equinox has been a time of gratitude and honoring our Mother, from whom all things come, around the world since pre-history:
The Roman celebration of the Fall Equinox was dedicated to Pomona, goddess of fruits and growing things.
The traditional harvest festival in the United Kingdom was celebrated on the Sunday of the full moon closest to the September equinox.
For a tale of how one Native American family celebrates the fall equinox, read here.
… The axis of Mother Earth is straight rather than tilted in relation to the sun’s rays. In other words, it’s fall.
Night [dark] and day[light] are almost the same length on this day, though not quite, as Space.com explains.
In the northern hemnispere, [T]his day also signifies the beginning of the harvest season, when gourds, apples and other ripe nuggets that have been nourished by Mother Earth’s soil all summer are ready to eat.
visit the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St. SW) on Friday, November 1, 2013, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the NHCC will also host their annual despedida – an evening celebration consisting of music, poetry, Mexican chocolate, and pan de muerto. This free, family-oriented event provides an intimate opportunity to “tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus, enjoy music, traditional foods, and sharing of special and heartfelt memories.” fromunm.edu/LatinAm&Iberian Institute