Welcome - Spring Equinox 2024
Spring Equinox in late March - get-together info will be posted nearer the time.
Ursa Major-Spring Equinox
Best time to see this collection of 7 stars? In the Spring, when it is high above the north eastern horizon. Star gazing, seasonal and daily clocks, and more.
Festival Dates for 2024 Celebrations
Note: Refer to arrangements announced for each Celebration.
|Imbolc - 1 February
|Spring Equinox - 20 March 03:06
|Bealtaine - 1 May
|Summer Solstice - 20 June 21:50 IST
|Lughnasadh - 1 August
|Autumn Equinox - 22 Sep 13:43 IST
|Samhain - 1 November
|Winter Solstice - 21 Dec 09:20
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 2024 ...
|Imbolc - 4th February
|Beltaine - 5th May
|Lughnasadh - 7th August
|Samhain - 6th November.
Reports from 2007 to 2018 are available at our archived website - Archive Tara Celebrations
|Free, non-profit, open, inclusive and non-denominational, drawing on all spiritual philosophies and traditions.
Please read the comments here if you are interested in joining in - Tourists and Visitors Information and here - Commonly asked questions
Focussing the energy of those who join in 'at a distance' into the Global Spiritual Wheel - Connect.
and some wisdom from Pat:
Wherever we are within the universe we can all celebrate change and
acknowledge this by witnessing the continual play between light and
dark, enjoying a contemporary experience for each of the eight festivals
whilst remembering ancient traditions, mythology and beliefs found
predominantly in Ireland.
We connect to place through archaeology, geology and people.
Changes in life-style due to the Covid pandemic mean that folk hesitate to meet face to face and thus not all celebrations are group gatherings.
If not possible to meet in person one of the regulars will post online guidance and suggestions how to celebrate in the preceding weeks of the festival.
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.
Who arranges the meditations and celebrations?
attenders, who 'know the ropes' and evening's general format, will set
up the meditations using their experience of what suits most people.
Evenings are lead by different people each week and thus a wide range of
styles, traditions and inspiration is shared.
Each Celebration event has a volunteer host, often aided and abetted by others, who calls the date, time and venue for the gathering and also the intention and focus, bringing to the fore the energies of the season.
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 Winter Solstice
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 Spring Equinox at these TC Pinterest pages
All queries, insights or input are welcome. email@TaraCelebrations.org