Spring Equinox and Holi / Sunday March 19, 12-4
WHAT: PLOT AND NEWTON MEDICINE WHEEL SPRING EQUINOX OBSERVATION AND HOLI CELEBRATION
WHEN: SUNDAY MARCH 19
TIME: NOON TO 4 PM
WHERE: AT THE PLOT SHARING GARDEN (IF WEATHER IS POOR WE WILL MEET IN THE NEWTON ICE RINK ROOM #4 ADJACENT TO THE PLOT) FOR DIRECTIONS CLICK ON LINK BELOW*
FREE FAMILY EVENT. ALL WELCOME.
*OBSERVATION AT NOON. FOLLOWED BY SNACKS, CRAFTING, POTTING A SPRING FLOWER TO TAKE HOME
WHAT TO BRING: ~A finger food snack to share ~ Stone to place during the observation ~Your own dishes, mug, cutlery ~Lawn chair if you wish ~Drum, Rattle, Music Maker~Poem or quote if you wish~Branches of flowering trees or plants from your garden if you have any to share.
HELP WELCOMED. COME EARLY AT 11:00AM onward to help set up, OR stay late to help put things away.
WE WILL OBSERVE THE EQUINOX AT THE MEDICINE WHEEL AT NOON IN THE TRADITION THAT CREE ELDER GRANDMA AMY TAUGHT US. A SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE OF GRANDMA AMY WITH MUCH LOVE AND GRATITUDE. MARCH 19 WAS GRANDMA AMY’S BIRTHDAY💛🌹
OUR EQUINOX CELEBRATION WILL INCLUDED INFLUENCES OF HOLI Holi with roots in India, celebrates the arrival of Spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love and for many, it is a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. The festival is also an invocation for a good spring harvest season.
IF YOU HAVE AN OBJECT OR STORY TO TELL, OR TRADITION REGARDING YOUR OWN LINEAGE AND CONNECTION TO THE SPRING EQUINOX, PLEASE BRING IT TO SHARE.
IF WE STAY INDOORS: FOR THOSE WHO WISH, WE WILL PROCEED TO THE MEDICINE WHEEL AFTER EVENT TO PLACE STONES AT THE WHEEL, PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER 🌞
PLEASE NOTE WORK PARTY: WE INVITE ALL TO SATURDAY MARCH 11 FROM NOON TO 4PM GARDEN AND MEDICINE SPRING CLEAN UP TO PREPARE FOR THE EQUINOX🌿🌿🌿🌸🌸