What Does The Year of the Pig Bring?
What is Lunar New Year? Commonly known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival, the Lunar New Year is the most important date in the calendar for many Asian countries, including China, Korea, and Vietnam. The holiday, as its name suggests, is based around the lunar calendar, and so falls on a different date each […]Read More
Take the Stress out of Christmas
Christmas is only a few days away, and as the holidays draw closer life inevitably becomes busier and more hectic. Though this period should be all about peace, joy, and love, it can actually be very stressful and cause tensions to rise. Between over-busy schedules and overbearing family members; late nights; spending too much money; […]Read More
The History of Halloween
Like many of the modern holidays we celebrate, Halloween has roots that stem back thousands of years. The traditions and celebrations we associate with the holiday are actually taken from several different ancient festivals. The most ancient of those is the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced SAH-wen), which was widely celebrated around 2,000 years ago. […]Read More
How the Spring Equinox is Celebrated Around the World
Tuesday, March 20th is the Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. The day is also referred to as the March or Vernal Equinox, and the Autumn/Fall Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. The Equinox is actually a specific point in time when the sun crosses the Equator moving north and is equidistant from the North and […]Read More
Special Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
February 14th marks Valentine’s Day, celebrated around the globe as the most romantic day of the year. The date has a lot of history and is believed to have begun as an annual feast day in honour of three different Saint Valentines who happened to be martyred on the same day. The tradition of sending […]Read More
What Does The Year of the Dog Bring?
What is Lunar New Year? Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year and Spring Festival, is the most important holiday of the year in several Asian countries including China, Vietnam, and Korea. The holiday has no fixed date as it depends on the lunar calendar, but always falls somewhere between January 20th and […]Read More
Spiritual Christmas Traditions
Christmas is a special time of year, and each person or family celebrates it in their own unique way. Traditions bring people together, and having traditions to look forward to can make the holiday even more enjoyable and memorable. Many aspects of the modern Christmas celebrations derive from ancient Pagan traditions, including the Christmas tree […]Read More
What is the Winter Solstice?
Christmas is fast approaching, but before it gets here there is another day to celebrate, and you may have heard people talking about it. The Winter Solstice has been celebrated by Pagans for thousands of years, and many of the modern Christmas traditions are actually rooted in the early Solstice celebrations. So when is the […]Read More