Next Celebration - Spring Equinox 2023
OK, no rush into Spring, we still have February and more winter to come, yet, there are signs that the season is turning.
What, when and where info
Venues, Festivals and Themes - a history
Lists of venues, festivals and themes from 2007 to the present
Beannachtai Lá leGobnait
11th February - Feast of St. Gobnait
A saint of bees, nine deer and a healing ribbon
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Changes in life-style due to the Covid pandemic mean that folk hesitate to meet face to face in groups and thus not all celebrations are group gatherings. Global Spiritual Wheel - Connect
If not possible to meet in person there will be guidance and suggestions how to celebrate posted online in the preceding weeks of the Celebration. When we do meet face-to-face some meets are more like social gatherings whilst others are formal and ceremonial /ritualistic depending on the prevalent energies of the time and place as interpreted by the day's host.
Meditations are held on-line on an irregular basis.
Festival Dates for 2023 Celebrations
|Imbolc - 1 February||Spring Equinox - 20 March - 21.24|
|Bealtaine - 1 May||Summer Solstice - 21 June - 15.57 - IST|
|Lughnasadh - 1 August||Autumn Equinox - 23 September - 07.49 IST|
|Samhain - 1 November||Winter Solstice - 22 December - 03.27|
However, for cross quarter days, some take the day as the mid-point between the adjacent solstice / equinox, eg. Winter Solstice to Spring Equinox with Imbolc inbetween. Thus we have the alternatives of 2023 ...
|Imbolc - 4th February||Beltaine - 5th May|
|Lughnasadh - 7th August||Samhain - 7th November.|
Reports from 2007 to 2018 are available at our archived website - Archive Tara Celebrations
The volunteer hosts over recent years include Danielle, Vivia, Zoey, Jean, Martin, Marta, Dana, Anne, Tom, Bernadette Mac, Susan, Bernadette C, John M, Pat, Nora J, Nora M. Others who felt the call to tune in and plan each celebration have included Anne B, Des, Eileen, John A, Mary, Mary O, Theresa, Yamann and many others, who join in body or in spirit. The website is maintained by Nora J.
Issuu compilations of the 8 festivals experience
We now have one publication for each of the 8 festivals covering our experiences over 10 years to 2018 - Compilation of archived experiences Spring Equinox
A new series of publications starting with winter solstice - Celebrating the Land - Imbolc
Pinterest - Tara Celebration's Boards
Inspiration from cultures around the world for celebrating our lives on earth.
Read more about Summer / Autumn Festivals Around the World at these TC Pinterest pages
All queries, insights or input are welcome. email@TaraCelebrations.org