As The Wheel Turns ~ Legends and Lore for September 15
NOTE: Because of the large number of ancient calendars, many in simultaneous use, as well as different ways of computing holy days (marked by the annual inundation, the solar year, the lunar month, the rising of key stars, and other celestial and terrestrial events), you may find these holy days celebrated a few days earlier or later at your local temple.
Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. Honor and release the sorrow in your life today.
Devi Vrat, Devi Puja, Devi Ashtami, Devi’s Eighth Day to fast from grains (and meat) and make offerings to Hindu Goddess Devi. Flowers, incense, lamps, and vegetarian food are offered; bells are rung and drums are beaten.
Eleusinian Mysteries, ancient Greece (Sep 11-19) Day 5, Hemaera, The Mysteries may be seen as a metaphor for the life and death of humans and the Earth.
Birthday of Athena, ancient Greece
Women’s Friendship Day
Eleusinian Mysteries, Ancient Greece (Sep 11-19). 2nd day-purification of initiates in the sea.
9/11 to 9/16: Zoroastrianism: Paitishahem - the feast of bringing in the harvest. Continues through Sept. 16th
9/10 to 9/18: Navajo Sing Festival, in thanksgiving for the harvest. Estsanatlehi, or Changing Woman, is believed to represent life, and is manifested in the harvest.
9/10 to 9/20: Ganesha Chaturthi–Hindu festival honoring God Ganesha (son of Goddess Parvati and God Shiva) as the challenger – creator and remover of obstacles. [a/k/a Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganesh Chaturathi]
Live each Season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. ~Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862)
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