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Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Ember Week!

From Wiki:

"In pagan Rome
offerings were made to various gods and goddesses of agriculture in the hope that
the deities would provide a bountiful harvest (in June), a rich vintage (in
September), or a productive seeding (in December). Others point to much more
specific Celtic origins, linked to the
Celtic custom of observing various festivals at three-month intervals: Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh
and Samhain."

Of course, some Christians coopted these special days and made them into Christian religious days, but I celebrate them they way they were originally intended, as pagan festival days. This week's ember days are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


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