| Thursday, 12 April 2018 |
Global event

Festival of Ceres

Event source: Basic Calendar Events
12:00 AM » Saturday, 21 April, 12:00 AM
Ceres, called Demeter in Greece, was the goddess of the field and harvest. In contrast with Artemis who was goddess of the wild places, Demeter was a deity of cultivated land, and of the food it produced.

Originally this was a time for making bread with what remained of last year's grain, and for making delicate pastries and honey cakes. Recipes like Amish friendship bread and sourdough starters can be spread around during this time, and it is a great time for creating community cookbooks. Spend time today alone and in group ritual talking about food: ways to use it for health and healing, for community growth, and for spiritual nourishment.
Global event

Yuri's Night

Event source: Basic Calendar Events
12:00 AM
Yuri Gagarin was the first human being to break atmosphere and enter space, on April 12, 1961. In 1981 on April 12, the US Space Shuttle first launched. It is a day dedicated to exploring and discovering space.

"Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!" — Yuri Gagarin, April 12, 2008.

Poiyeholi, russian for "Let's Go!" Is the traditional greeting and farewell of Yuri's Night. They were the cosmonaut's last words before launch, and the rallying cry of all who wish to go to space. Modern pagans and others who believe in space exploration and colonization are welcome to party and dance in acknowledgement of the first human to get off the rock.