Samhain (/ˈsɑːwɪn, ˈsaʊɪn/; Irish: [ˈsˠəuɪnʲ] Scottish Gaelic: [ˈs̪ãũ.ɪɲ]) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset. This is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasadh. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Similar festivals are held at the same time of year in other Celtic lands; for example the Brythonic Calan Gaeaf (in Wales), Kalan Gwav (in Cornwall), and Kalan Goañv (in Brittany), both Celtic branches are roughly as old as each other.
This year’s event will take place in Clark Park B (the one with the two playgrounds and “The Bowl”).
The event will run from 10am to 6pm.
Admission to the event is free but we do ask that attendees bring a donation of non-perishable food items which will be donated to a local food bank and/or cat food for Forgotten Cats.
This year, we welcome Laura Tempest Zakroff as our Keynote Speaker.
In addition to that, we have 55+ vendors, 12 workshops, 4 entertainment acts, 3 rituals, 2 raffles, all-day children’s activities and a beautiful labyrinth.
Can’t wait to see you there!
FYI registration rates go up September 1st. We are so looking forward to this conference. www.sacredwheel.org/Conference2020
Eventbrite – Tenders of the Earth Temple, ASW presents Litha – Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Blue Bell Park, Philadelphia, PA. Find event and ticket information.
I listen to my heart and honor its connection to the hearts of others.
I allow love to fill me up and guide me in all of my actions.
I gracefully move to the rhythm of life.
Save The Date! The incomparable Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki will be in Wilmington, DE for a weekend of lectures, ritual, and path workings. The topic and location will be determined very soon so watch this space for those details along with registration information. Space is limited so once registration opens this will fill up fast. This is an event not to be missed!
Read more: Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki : Save The Date!