Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Black Moon

A black moon is the name given to a second moon that occurs within a single calendar month.
This month sees such a rare occurrence. The year kicked off with a New Moon on 1 January, symbolising a fresh start at the beginning of the year. The second New Moon follows on 30 January.   

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Year of the Horse

Welcome in the Chinese New Year on 31 January, the Year of the Horse. 

The main celebrations in London's Chinatown take place on Sunday 2 February, with a parade, food stalls and live performances, including the traditional lion dance. 

Kung Hei Fat Choi! (Happy New Year) 

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Global Oneness Day

Global Oneness Day is on 24 October. 
This annual event was created to recognise and celebrate the fundamental interconnection between all people and all of life. 
Global Oneness Day brings together dozens of passionate speakers to share their inspirations and insight with others on the subject of collective consciousness.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Peace One Day

Peace One Day was established by Jeremy Gilley, and takes place on 21 September. Millions of people will celebrate the day around the world.

Monday, 15 July 2013

St Swithin's Day

According to British folklore, the weather on St Swithin's Day - 15 July -  is an indicator of the weather pattern for the next 40 days. 

"St Swithin's Day if it dost rain, for forty days it will remain.
"St Swithin's Day if it be fair, for forty days 'twill rain no mair."

Swithin (sometimes spelt Swithun) was a Saxon Bishop of Winchester and legend has it that as he lay on his deathbed, he asked to be buried outdoors, at one with nature. For nine years, his wishes were followed, but then, in 971, the monks of Winchester decided to build the saint a shrine inside the cathedral. Heavy rain storms on 15 July hindered attempts to remove his remains indoors, and this was taken to be a sign of St Swithin’s displeasure at the move.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Summer Solstice at Stonehenge

This ancient stone circle was built as a place of worship, and the Summer Solstice has been celebrated at the site since prehistoric times.

Further details about arrangements for the solstice can be found on the English Heritage website. 

Sunrise on the summer solstice is at 4.25am. Stonehenge closes at 8am that morning.