Friday, September 23, 2011

Happy Autumnal Equinox!

Happy Autumnal Equinox, Mabon, Harvest, or whatever other celebration you may have at this time of year!

What holiday do you and your family celebrate around the beginning of fall, and what about your ancestors?

Most people in Canada will be celebrating Thanksgiving this year on October 10. You can read about the history of Thanksgiving in Canada on Wikipedia. I imagine that's what most of my ancestors would have celebrated around this time as well, at least since coming to Canada.

I celebrate the Autumnal Equinox as a time of harvest, often referring to it as Mabon, which is the most commonly used name for the holiday in the Pagan community. It's a time when many crops are harvested for the last time this year, and there's usually a lot of feasting involved (after all, what's a holiday without feasting?).

I hope you all have bountiful harvests, whether literally, in a backyard garden, or metaphorically, in good things coming from all the hard work you've put into them over the year. Happy harvest!

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