Next Celebration - Bealtaine 2023
Journey of the Five Directions 19th March 2023 on the Hill of Tara celebrated Spring Equinox. Next landmark on the annual cycle is Bealtaine.
Landmarks in Time
Around the world either in community or individually, many celebrate the eight-fold year. We draw on and gain inspiration from them and all cultures celebrating our lives on earth. This explains the annual cycle and seasons.
|Tara Celebrations - free, non-profit, open, inclusive and non-denominational, drawing on all spiritual philosophies and traditions. Wherever we are within the universe we can all celebrate change and acknowledge this by witnessing the continual play between light and dark, enjoying a contemporary experience for each of the eight festivals whilst remembering ancient traditions, mythology and beliefs found predominantly in Ireland. |
Changes in life-style due to the Covid pandemic mean that folk hesitate to meet face to face in groups and thus not all celebrations are group gatherings.
If not possible to meet in person there will be guidance and suggestions how to celebrate posted online in the preceding weeks of the Celebration. When we do meet face-to-face 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.
Meditations are held on-line on an irregular basis.
Festival Dates for 2023 Celebrations
Note: Refer to arrangements announced for each Celebration.
|Imbolc - 1 February||Spring Equinox - 20 March - 21.24|
|Bealtaine - 1 May||Summer Solstice - 21 June - 15.57 - IST|
|Lughnasadh - 1 August||Autumn Equinox - 23 September - 07.49 IST|
|Samhain - 1 November||Winter Solstice - 22 December - 03.27|
However, for cross quarter days, some take the day as the mid-point between the adjacent solstice / equinox, eg. Winter Solstice to Spring Equinox with Imbolc inbetween. Thus we have the alternatives of 2023 ...
|Imbolc - 4th February||Beltaine - 5th May|
|Lughnasadh - 7th August||Samhain - 7th November.|
Reports from 2007 to 2018 are available at our archived website - Archive Tara Celebrations
The volunteer hosts over recent years include Danielle, 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. The website is maintained by Nora J.
Issuu compilations of the 8 festivals experience
We now have one publication for each of the 8 festivals covering our experiences over 10 years to 2018 - Compilation of archived experiences Spring Equinox
A new series of publications starting with winter solstice - Celebrating the Land - Imbolc
Pinterest - Tara Celebration's Boards
Inspiration from cultures around the world for celebrating our lives on earth.
Read more about Spring Equinox at these TC Pinterest pages
All queries, insights or input are welcome. email@TaraCelebrations.org