Random Acts of Kindness Day
Fornacalia (Old Roman Bread Festival)
National Café Au Lait Day
Championship Crab Races
Bonten Festival (Japan)
National PTA Founder’s Day
St. Fintan’s Day
Festival Du Voyageur begins (Manitoba, Canada)
Sourdough Rendezvous begins (Yukon, Canada)
Feast of Shesmu (Eqyptian God of Wine Press)
Celtic tree month of Luis ends
Kali Yuga ~ On this day, according to Hindu religion and mythology, the fearsome Goddess known as Kali was born and the world entered into the Kali Yuga (the “Evil Age”). Kali, the Destroyer-Goddess, was depicted with black skin, a hideous face, and four arms. In ancient times, human sacrifices were made to appease her and to satisfy her thirst for blood.
Feast of Ovens. Bake something today and share it with your family or friends.
Quirinalia/Festival of the Stupid/Feast of Fools – Rome was divided into thirty divisions, and each section was responsible for choosing its own day in early February for performing the Fornicalia, or first fruit offering to Ceres of roasted wheat. As Rome grew larger, people grew confused about which section they belonged to, and so people were allowed to make their sacrifice on the Quirinalia, which was therefore called the Feast of Fools. Blackburn, Bonnie and Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Oxford Companion to the Year, Oxford University Press 1999
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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)
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.
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Remember the ancient ways and keep them sacred!
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Courtesy of GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast