Tag: cross-quarter days

November 1, a cross-quarter day

November 1,  a  cross-quarter day
On our common calendar, we call the last day of October  Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve, and November 1 is called All Saint’s Day. But this observance is very old,  even  older than the Celtic Samhain, which is still celebrated  today. Samhain  begins on sunset of October 31 and  is a 3-day celebration of the end... Read more »

Crossing into August-- a cross-quarter day

Crossing into August-- a cross-quarter day
Summer days are numbered, like the flowers on the daylilies.  From the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox, the wheel of the year turns. We are almost at the midpoint, now–it’s called a cross-quarter day. Cross-quarter days are the approximate midpoints between the solstices and the equinoxes. These days were celebrated in the pagan and... Read more »

Halloween spirits walk among us

Halloween spirits walk among us
Orange pumpkins, black cats, skeletons, witches and ghosts, these are all symbols of Halloween. It has become one of our most popular holidays, spooky fun for all ages. Halloween  is also one of the oldest holidays. It’s a long story, out of the mists of time. This is the story,with some help from  History.com. Halloween’s origins date... Read more »
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