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Green Diary Events - November 2017

30Apr

Slow Sunday

Slow Sunday, a monthly initiative inspired by Resurgence, encourages you to take part in simple actions that symbolise a rejection of commercialism, a passion for the planet and a desire for change.

We invite you to adopt it EVERY Sunday! There was a time when shops were closed on a Sunday and so without this distraction people naturally adopted other activities.

A typical Sunday would begin with a lie in, a late breakfast followed by a country stroll in preparation for a roast dinner, an afternoon movie, a light tea, bags packed for Monday and an early night. Ah those were the days . . .

This is a regular weekly event - next three dates are: 19/11/2017, 26/11/2017, 03/12/2017
30Apr

Beltain - Festival of Fertility and Union

Our ancestors celebrated 8 points in the year using them as a framework for their lives. The "Wheel of the Year" combines the astronomical cycle of the solstices and equinoxes, with the turning points of each season, marked by the Celts with the 4 Cross Quarter festivals, formerly known as the 4 Great Fire Festivals; Imbolc, Beltain, Lammas and Samhain. In the past huge community bonfires were lit on hilltops, uniting communities in common focus and celebration of their lives and the earth.

Beltain falls between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice and celebrates the beginning of Summer. All of life is bursting with fertility, sap is rising, birdsong fills the air and growth is everywhere.

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