Next Celebration - Autumn Equinox 2023
Autumn seems to have moved in very quickly this year. Perhaps we will have a late summer in September, but for now let's enjoy the abundance of the summer harvests.
Geese, cake and more
29th September - Michaelmas, Feast of St. Michael
He who eats goose on Michaelmas day shan’t money lack for debts to pay.
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we seek what they sought.
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Please read the comments here if you are interested in joining in - Tourists and Visitors Information and here - Commonly asked questions
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 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.
As it is not always possible to meet 'in person' we have focussed the energy of those who join in 'at a distance' into the Global Spiritual Wheel - Connect.
and some wisdom from Pat:
Festival Dates for 2023 Celebrations
Note: Refer to arrangements announced for each Celebration.
|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 Spring Equinox at these TC Pinterest pages
All queries, insights or input are welcome. email@TaraCelebrations.org