Posts Tagged ‘Celebrations’

Lúnasa, paganism’s harvest holiday, becomes a moveable feast

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

For days ahead of the official holiday in Ireland on August 1, many modern pagans have already been celebrating Lúnasa, the first of three harvest holidays on the modern pagan calendar called The Wheel of the Year. But Lúnasa is a  loose combination of Irish harvest customs so it is celebrated when the harvest begins Read more

Five myths about Valentine’s Day

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

St Valentine’s day wasn’t invented by greeting-card companies. We inherited our contemporary version of Valentine’s Day from the Victorians, but some accounts — such as a story last year in Lifehacker and another from NPR on “The Dark Origins of Valentine’s Day” — have argued that the “real” history of the holiday can be traced all the way back Read more

Easter at Messy Church in Kapiti

Monday, May 1st, 2017

The Anglican Parish of Kāpiti, says the Messy Church is providing a vehicle for teenagers to grow in their connection with God and their expression of devotion and hospitality. Messy Church is not a denomination, but a world -wide movement that attempts to provide “a relaxed style of church suitable for all ages.” It values Read more

Tonga celebrates with their new Cardinal

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Last Friday hundreds of people gathered at the Basilica of St Anthony of Padua in Nuku’alofa and then marched to the Royal Palace to present the traditional “hala” of the Diocese of Tonga and Niue to His Majesty King Tupou VI. Lau teau ne nau ‘i he fakatu’uta hala e Siasi Katolika The ceremony took Read more

White Sunday celebrations can strain family finances

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Some Children in Samoa have been missing school because they have been on the streets of Apia trying to get a bit of money to buy food for White Sunday. The Samoa Observer reports that in among the shoppers on Friday, there were sellers – some only of primary school age – selling things such Read more