Seasons of the Witch – Legends and Lore, Ancient Holidays And Some Not So Ancient!
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Native American: Salavi, the Spruce Tree Rain God, is honored annually by some tribes in a corn-ripening ceremony. The Green Corn Festival or Ceremony is a common Native American harvest celebration which can last for days. Creek, Cherokee, Seminole, Yuchi, and Iroquois Indians as well as other Native American tribes celebrate in some manner. The ceremony is typically held during the full moon when the first corn crop is ready to harvest. The exact date cannot be determined ahead of time; it’s all up to the corn. It is a time of thanksgiving for the crops and old grudges are forgiven.
“Egyptian: Feast for the Followers Of Horus”
Iroquois Green Corn Festival. Walk in a garden or celebrate the growth of Summer in some way.
Aragon, Spain: Feast Of The Shepherds. Head sheep is clown for the day; music, dancing & clowning all afternoon, & in the evening people do whatever they please.
Independence Day: Democratic Republic of Madagascar & Republic of Somalia.
Festival Of Ranting & Vaporing.
Mount Scartaris: According to ancient Icelandic legend, every year at noon on the date, the tip of the shadow of Mount Scartaris points to the secret entrance of “Centre Earth”, in which dwell giant humanlike creatures and prehistoric monsters.
Salavi, the Spruce Tree Rain God, is honored annually on this day by a Native American corn-ripening ceremony. This day is also sacred to the Corn Mothers and the Kachinis.
27: Birthday of author Scott Cunningham in 1956
Great Outdoors Month
National Adopt-A-Cat Month
National Drive Safe Month
National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month
National Iced Tea Month
National Rose Month
National Safety Month
National Tennis Month
Potty Training Awareness Month
Turkey Lovers Month
Zoo and Aquarium Month
National Audio Book Month
Perennial Gardening Month
International People Skills Month
National Fruit and Veggies Month
National Candy Month
National Recycling Month
Fiction is Fun Month
Effective Communications Month
Great Outdoors Month
National Family Month
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.
Remember The Ancient Ways and Keep Them Holy!
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