The Church of the Elders official dates for religious significance.
1: The Week of Ishtar
A celebration of fertility, recognising the energies building in spring starting on March 21st of each year (Vernal Equinox) going on for 1 week to be used for offerings, meditation and merriment, the Monday night within this week will be the day the Ziggurats officially hold the celebration.
Samhain is a harvest festival celebrated on October 31st, November 1st and the morning of November 2nd, October 31st is full of energies of merriment and enjoyment, on this night it is good to gather with friends for a meditation taking advantage of these energies and making an offering before going out or staying in and having a good time. November 1st and the morning of the 2nd is time to respect nature and the energies around as it all prepares itself to make it through winter.
3: Winter Solstice
This is a 3 day celebration starting on the 20th of December which is a day of family and friends, getting together and enjoying yourself, the 21st is the night for offerings and meditation and the 22nd should be a night for a quiet family meal, relaxation and gift giving as is customary with this time of year.
4. Summer Solstice
The Summer Solstice occurs around 20-22 June, annually. The Summer Solstice is a time to reflect upon the first half of the year and to celebrate all achievements that have come to pass. Personal rituals are best served on the actual solstice and the weekend of the solstice is to be spent with family and friends to relax and reflect upon past events in the year.
5. Autumnal Equinox
The Autumnal Equinox begins approximately 20-22 September and ushers in a period to prepare for Samhain. This time is best taken reflecting on goals that were made during the beginning of the year that were yet to be completed at Summer Solstice and focus upon completing these projects by the next Winter Solstice. This period is one of personal reflection and self-evaluation.
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