Old-World Holiday Celebrations

Old-World Holiday Celebrations & Rituals for The Whole Community!

Join us as we re-invent the old celebration and ritual ways of our intelligent earth-based ancestors! These events will be collaborations between young and old – all those who want to help co-create a fun, raucous, joyful and reverent experience. Weaving the old with the new to nourish and reweave our community in a wonderful way.

Summer & Summer Solstice Celebration, Sunday June 23rd:

6:30 – 7 pm: arrive and settle in

7 – 9:00 pm: join us in an all-ages community ritual followed by time to share snacks and spirits, tell stories and widen and deepen our communities, at a time when doing so is the most radical and important an act.

The Summer Solstice is a time to celebrate the light. It is the longest day and the shortest night. In our early ancestors’ day, it was a time of wild abandon, abundance, a celebration of the miracle and generosity of this Earth and all it makes possible for us humans. It is still a time for celebration and gratitude, and perhaps also, it is a time of listening, conspiring, organizing and taking action in service of all we have largely taken for granted, all that hangs in the balance and with this uncertainty, hangs our own future and our children’s future. In keeping with what is going on around us at the Summer Solstice, this is a time of wild stubborn optimism (a term offered by climate organizer Christiana Figueres). Tonight, as we celebrate, we will ponder how we might learn from and act on behalf of the most precious resource there is, the Earth’s – and all our – wellness, wisdom and abundance. Please join us!

We ask for a donation of $10* per person/family for firewood, candles, beverages and whatever else we provide. But please don’t let the money prohibit you from attending. Pay what you can to help contribute to the cost of the event, whatever that is for you. Use the form on the right to make a donation, or bring your cash/check with you to the celebration. And please email us here to let us know you’re coming.

We will not have a meal together (so come having eaten) but feel free to bring a snack and/or hot beverage/spirit to share after the ritual as well as any songs, dances, and other celebratory ideas and supplies to assist our Spring Vernal Equinox honoring and revelry. 

These events begin at 6:30 pm and are located at 6482 Jib Court, Boulder 80301.

Please park on Mast and Kalua – the streets just prior to Jib. Jib is a small cul-de-sac and there is little to no room for parking.

 

2019 Old World Holiday Community Celebrations:

• Spring Vernal Equinox: Saturday, March 23 • 

• Summer Solstice, Sunday, June 23 • 

• Fall Equinox, Mabon, Sunday, September 21 • 

• Yule Winter Solstice, Ember Nights, Saturday December 21 •