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August 2019

Ardantane Lughnassad Celebration

August 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ardantane Jemez Springs, NM United States + Google Map

Lughnassad is named for Lugh, the Irish god of the sun and harvest, and a master of all skills: warrior, bard, healer, you name it. The ancient Tailltean Games were celebrated in honor of his mother, and included games of skill, horse races, poetry contests, and feasting; they were a kind of hybrid of athletic competition and county fairs. So if you have Celtic heritage, OR love baking and baked goods, OR just want to enjoy a fun evening of…

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December 2019

Ardantane Yule Celebration

December 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ardantane Jemez Springs, NM United States + Google Map

Celebrating the Winter Solstice Merrymakers will gather at Ardantane on Friday, December 21, to celebrate the old Celtic/Norse holiday of Yule, or the Winter Solstice. The public is invited, and we will begin gathering at 6:00 pm; the program will start at 6:30. Yule, meaning “wheel,” is the old festival celebrating the shortest day and longest night of the year, the time when the Wheel of the Year begins turning toward spring and the warm season. Similar festivals were commemorated…

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January 2020

Imbolc at Ardantane

January 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
FREE

The public is invited join us to celebration of Imbolg on Friday, January 31. We will gather at the Dome on campus about 6:30 pm, and the ceremony begins at 7:00. Participants are invited to bring any favorite tools to consecrate for your projects, garden tools, pens, a laptop, knitting needles, etc. If your tools are bulky or numerous, you can bring a photo.

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March 2020

Ardantane Ostara Celebration

March 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ardantane Jemez Springs, NM United States + Google Map

Bunnies and decorated eggs have symbols of the season for more than two thousand years. The rabbis stand for fertility and are also associated with moon goddesses in ancient legends from Britain to China. The eggs are signs of new life, and in some ancient myths the universe emerged from a Cosmic Egg. Participants are invited to arrive at the Ardantane dome at 6:00 pm or so, and the ritual will begin at 6:30. Wear warm and colorful clothing—whatever feels festive—and bring a dish or beverage to share at the potluck feast afterward.

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May 2020

Ardantane Beltane Celebration

May 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ardantane Jemez Springs, NM United States + Google Map

Beltane, or “Bel’s Fire,” is an ancient Celtic festival to honor the returning sun, life, and love. The Ardantane event may include singing , creating “May Gads” (flower bedecked wands), light dancing, and certainly a feast after the celebration. Participants are invited to wear colorful clothing and bring a potluck dish or beverage to share. We will gather beginning about 6:00 pm, and start the program at 6:30. There is no fee for the event, although donations are always welcome. Call Amber at 505-469-7777 if you have questions or need directions.

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