In the end of November, more or less, depending on how one tinkers with the calculators, Kemetics celebrate the Mysteries of Osiris. This multi-day festival is, in effect, the funeral rituals for Wesir, and thus serve as the template for all funerals, as all of the dead become Osiris on their route to the West. That is, however, not all it is.
The Firebird Festival is an annual celebration of arts and culture that is held in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.
This year marks the 13th year of the festival, as it returns to Friendship Field on December 3rd, 2016.
The Firebird Festival mission is to provide an annual celebration of the borough of Phoenixville’s namesake – the Phoenix. Just as the Phoenix rose from its own ashes, the town of Phoenixville has risen, and continues to rebuild and improve the local community, after the loss of its principle industry in the early 1980’s.
The festival is designed to foster a collaboration of local artistic and creative talent, and to enhance the overall cultural life of Phoenixville.
100+ performers, an expansive craft vendor area, and gourmet food trucks and vendors from the Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs will be on site to welcome the thousands of participants who flock to Phoenixville for the festival.
There will also be a parade from downtown Phoenixville, leading its way up to Friendship Field. The community is encouraged to join in the parade, which will feature paper lanterns, peace birds, puppets, dancers, drummers and more.
There will be continuous shuttle buses connecting downtown to the bird site at Friendship Field.
We have much to be grateful for. Let us pay attention, wake up, and stay woke.
One spirit in the dark,
Like a candle waivers.
Many spirits joined as one,
Burn with the power of the blazing sun.
There is strength in community,
A circle empowering you and me.
The circle binds yet sets us free,
In the Goddess’ name, so mote it be.
PARADE OF SPIRITS (formerly Krampuslauf Philadelphia) falls on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Starting spot is Liberty Lands Park. The tradition of it being a participatory event (rather than a spectator event) continues, so prepare to dress up as your favorite spirit from folklore, Wild Hunt character, traditional cryptic entity, etc., and join the Parade!
November 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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