The Chinese New Year falls on the 16th of February for 2018. The date is based on the first day of the Chinese Lunar Calendar, so it… Read more “Chinese New Year, 2018”
Category: Holidays and Customs
Santa and the Pickled Children
It’s no secret that Santa Claus is a fictional evolution of the Christian Saint Nicholas, a man born in 280 AD who became the Bishop of Myra,… Read more “Santa and the Pickled Children”
November 11, St. Martin’s Day?
Many of us recognize November 11th as Veterans Day, also known as Armistice Day (Remembrance or Memorial Day in some countries). This holiday was originally intended to… Read more “November 11, St. Martin’s Day?”
Beltane: Hail The Aos Sí!
Celtic paganism was subjected to a Christian overlay; this is similar to what happened to the religions traditions of Western Africa, which resulted in several syncretic belief… Read more “Beltane: Hail The Aos Sí!”
World Penguin Day
April 25th is World Penguin Day, a day chosen because it coincides with their annual northward migration. Penguins have stolen the hearts of many worldwide, with their… Read more “World Penguin Day”
St. Patrick’s Day In Space!
This post will be short, because I imagine many of our readers will be celebrating today, be they of Irish descent or not. It’s hard to say… Read more “St. Patrick’s Day In Space!”
Hold onto your heart: Valentines Day is approaching!
There are so many celebratory days we take for granted, and so many stories that lurk behind them. One of these days is Valentine’s day. The more… Read more “Hold onto your heart: Valentines Day is approaching!”
Happy Groundhog Day!
Groundhog day falls on the second of February, a cross quarter day between the Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. A day where a furry little rodent comes… Read more “Happy Groundhog Day!”
Happy Imbolc! Brigid the Poet, Brigid the Saint
For many practicing Neo-Pagans, today is Imbolc, the half way point between Winter and Spring. For many Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Anglican Communion Christians, today is St.… Read more “Happy Imbolc! Brigid the Poet, Brigid the Saint”