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.
Spring, Vernal Equinox, Saturday March 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 in the Kiva and meet new people
The Vernal Equinox threshold is a time of miracles. Across culture and throughout history humans have honored this threshold moment, a moment that only occurs two times each year, when the Sun rises due East and sets due West. It is a time of revelry and celebration for the long months of Winter, requiring such tremendous faith that Sun will return once more, are now behind us. Ice is melting, buds are full and ready to open, migrating birds are returning to the hills and fields. Here, if we pay attention, we can feel our own spirit, full of this year’s fruits, beginning to awaken.
Throughout time and across cultures humans have celebrated this time with offerings to the benevolent spirit of verdant Spring, and the fertility She brings. After the plentiful offerings and reverence comes the story telling, the sacred theatre, and of course, singing, dancing and feasting aplenty!
Join us on Saturday March 23rd at 6:30 PM for our own new-world version of this timeless moment when the Sun suspends itself directly overhead, when the cold months of Winter are assuredly behind us and the never-before-seen brilliance of this particular fertile year is just beginning to show itself.
We ask for a donation of $10* per person/family for firewood, candles and hot beverages. 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 •