MABON HARVEST FESTIVAL
TO OBSERVE AUTUMN EQUINOX
September 15, 2018
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The Autumn Equinox is the official first day of Fall and occurs
when the sun crosses the equator on it's apparent journey southward.
As day and night are of equal length on the Equinox, it is a time of
equilibrium, moving toward the dark half of the year.
We experience a day and a night that are of equal duration;
a time of thanksgiving in many Pagan traditions.
This year the Fall Equinox is September 22, 2018, 9:54 pm EDT,
when the Sun is directly over the Earth's equator and enters
zero degrees Libra.
The full moon in the month of September is called the Harvest Moon,
and farmers would harvest their crops by this moonlight as part of
the Second Harvest celebration.
This year the Harvest Moon is September 24, 2018 - 10:52 pm EDT.
This is the second of three pagan harvest festivals.
The other two being August 1st (Mid-Summer) and November 1st (Mid-Autumn).
The food drive held in conjunction with this festival is a way to give
thanks for the food abundance of the year, and share that abundance
with others. Food donations for the Cooperative Feeding Program
will be taken during the event.
The Autumn Equinox Sun Celebration ceremony will be a simple expression
of thanks combined with wishes for continued abundance, and blessing
the results of the food drive before it is given away.
Modern Paganism, or Neo-Paganism, is a growing religious movement based on
combinations of ancient polytheism, modern eco-spirituality, and reverence
for the Divine as both masculine and feminine. Some of the more common
traditions include Wicca or Neo-Pagan Witchcraft, Heathen, Asatru, Strega,
Druidic spiritual paths, Goddess-Worshippers, and other earth-centered
religions. Practitioners are found in all walks of life from professionals
to homemakers, and simply enjoy celebrating a religion that emphasizes
respect for nature, humanity, and oneself.
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