Next Celebration - Samhain 2020
2020 - On the Threshold of a Dream - Bective / home
Autumn Equinox story 2020 - Setting the general plan felt good, and the confirmation resonances with comments and pictures fell into place. Yet you never know where a celebration will take you.
Celebrations and meditation during Covid-19 pandemic:
Whatever we do will be in line with government advice. For the safety of all during the Covid-19 pandemic numbers present in person are limited. So get togethers are held outdoors, with plenty of social distancing available, times and venues to be confirmed.
No tickets or entry permits required. No charge for gatherings for the eight festivals.
Meditation meets and other activities usually have a small fee (usually €5) to cover expenses, room hire, etc.
To deepen your connection with grandfather sky and bring an expansive energy into your life, stand out doors with your arms reaching up to the sky and say
'I love life and life loves me'....
Reports from 2007 to 2018 are available at our archived website - Archive Tara Celebrations
Get-togethers held in the name of Tara Celebrations have been held at 35 places in Ireland plus 1 shared between Zurich and Hill of Tara. Venues, Festivals and Themes - a history
Insight gained at Fourknocks Megalithic site in Co. Meath which we were visiting prior to a Celebration:
We do not seek to do what they did, we seek what they sought
And as Pat says in his Winter Solstice 2018 comments:
It has to be said that most of our celebrations are like this one: profound, simple occasions that fill a need in all of humankind for sharing and talking and thinking and getting close to nature and going without and going within.
Based in Ireland, with connections all over the world, we are free, non-profit, open, inclusive and non-denominational, drawing on all spiritual philosophies and traditions.
We are an eclectic mix of peoples of all beliefs and traditions that celebrates the ancient pre-celtic festivals using ritual, ceremony and meditation.
We create a contemporary ritual for each of the eight festivals drawing from the ancient traditions, mythology and beliefs found predominantly in Ireland.
Some meets are more like social gatherings whilst others are formal and ceremonial /ritualistic depending on the prevalent energies of the time and place as interpreted by the day's host.
Celebrations are usually held outdoors and are open to all like minded people who feel drawn to be at the event.
Get-togethers can happen at any time of day or night.
Who arranges the meditations and celebrations?
Regular attenders, who 'know the ropes' and evening's general format, will set up the meditations using their experience of what suits most people. Evenings are lead by different people each week and thus a wide range of styles, traditions and inspiration is shared.
Each Celebration event has a volunteer host, often aided and abetted by others, who calls the date, time and venue for the gathering and also the intention and focus, bringing to the fore the energies of the season.
The volunteer hosts over recent years include Vivia, Zoey, Jean, Martin, Marta, Dana, Anne, Tom, Bernadette Mac, Susan, Bernadette C, John M, Pat, Nora J, Nora M. Others who felt the call to tune in and plan each celebration have included Anne B, Des, Eileen, John A, Mary, Mary O, Theresa, Yamann and many others, who join in body or in spirit.
During a celebration all are welcome, in person or on the 'ethers'... Global Spiritual Wheel
Pinterest - Tara Celebration's Boards
Inspiration from cultures around the world for celebrating our lives on earth.
Read more about Summer / Autumn Festivals Around the World at these TC Pinterest pages
|Boards include: |
Calendars of Festivals,
Earth, Air, Fire, Water.
Why 'Tara Celebrations'?
In 2007 some of us who regularly celebrated the eight annual festivals wanted to share our experiences and knowledge and had to find a website name to do that, eventually deciding on Tara Celebrations. It is not the name of a specific organisation with a constitution or set of rules, there are no members or officials such as a Chairman or Secretary.
The website is now a collaboration between Michael in Canada (Clickopen.ca), Martin and Pat in Ireland, Nora in UK and with the help and input of many others.
We welcome any queries, insights or input. We may be contacted through email@TaraCelebrations.org