Next Celebration - Spring Equinox 2021
Flowering snowdrops and budding daffodils herald Spring Equinox. We have the same host for 2021 as we did for 2020 bringing a bookend continuity to the year. More information early March.
No parades this year but....
17th March - St Patrick’s Day
St. Patrick’s Day is Lá Fhéile Pádraig. Slane, Tara and Croagh Patrick all feature in the story of the man often credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Read why he was not the first and some of the legends that have been attached to his story.
Vernal means “new” and “fresh”
Vernal Equinox and Equilux
Equal night or equal day and night... two equalities explained. It’s said at Equinox you can balance an egg vertically on a flat surface. The truth is if you have patience and a steady hand then you can balance an egg on it's end any day of the year.
Quote for the day archive.... inspiration is timeless - these words are as relevent this year as they were in 2019.
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. (December 2020 - 15 persons at an organised event outdoors). So get togethers are held online or 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 in person and other activities usually have a small fee (usually €5) to cover expenses, room hire, etc. when not held online.
Reports from 2007 to 2018 are available at our archived website - Archive Tara Celebrations
In 2020 and into 2021 all gatherings are affected by Covid-19 lockdowns and regulations as we experience the weirdness and changes that come with the pandemic. The Global Spiritual Wheel brings us together as we distance connect for each festival.
Imbolc2021 - Exercising the Goddess muscle - the Heart - home
2020 - 2.02.02.2020 - Tara
2019 - Community - Bective
Spring Equinox2020 - Goodbye Hello - Donabate
2019 - Emergence - Bective
Bealtaine2020 - Mother Earth - Kilmurry
2019 - Light - Dalgan Park
2020 - Lughnasadh Reunion - Bective Mill
2019 - Our Own Harvest Time - Ciaran's Well
2020 - On the Threshold of a Dream - Global Wheel
2019 - Balance - Loughcrew
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.
When possible 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. If not possible there will be guidance and a suggestions how to celebrate posted online in the preceding week of the Celebration.
Who arranges the meditations and celebrations?
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.
As it is not always possible to meet 'in person' we have focussed the energy of those who join in 'at a distance' into the 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
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Calendars of Festivals,
Earth, Air, Fire, Water.
Issuu on-line publications
Over the years we gather a wealth of experience and information as we are inspired by the changing energies of each season.
These are compiled into an Issuu publication for each of the 8 Festivals. Read the most recent compilation of TC gatherings at Samhain here.... Samhain ideas and experiences
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Food and Drink
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