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NH-Autumn Equinox

Event source: Equinox & Soltice
4:02 PM » 4:02 PM
Autumn Equinox Mabon"Harvest Home"Alban Elfed, on the autumnal equinox this holiday is a ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and God during the winter months. The use of the name Mabon (invented by Aidan Kelly) is much more prevalent in America than Britain, where many Neopagans are dismissive of it as an unauthentic name. wikipedia:not an authentic ancient festival Fri Sep 22 20:02 GMT 2017 pagancalendar.co.uk
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SH-Spring Equinox

Event source: Equinox & Soltice
4:02 PM » 4:02 PM
Spring Equinox Spring Equinox. Ostara"Lady Day"Alban Eilir, on the spring equinoxOstara, according to Jakob Grimm in his Deutsche Mythologie, is the old High German name for the Easter festival. It is a plural Grimm states that this is because the old festival lasted several days. A rough translation would be 'The Easters'.Grimm also proposes that Ostara might have been the name for a Goddess, though he provides no direct evidence for this. Grimm may have based his goddess on the Anglo-Saxon goddess Eostre, as described by the Venerable Bede, who was also said to have a festival lasting several days. Bede indicated that this name was used in English when the Paschal holiday was introduced. This name was then converted to Easter, or Ostern in German. Fri Sep 22 20:02 GMT 2017 pagancalendar.co.uk
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Autumnal Equinox (Mabon)

Event source: Basic Calendar Events
Wednesday, 20 September, 12:00 AM » Saturday, 23 September, 12:00 AM
The autumnal equinox is the day of equal daylight and nighttime that occurs within a window of time at the middle of September. The exact date shifts by one to three days each year, with a re-set occurring in leap years.

The day is associated in modern neo-Paganism with Mabon ap Modron, a figure from Welsh mythology, as a result of the work of Aidan Kelly in the 1970s.

For those who like to keep especially track of the equinoxes, it is important to consult an ephimerides table in order to be sure of the specific date and time.