Mabon (?) and the Autumn Equinox

Not everyone knows that the Wheel of the Year is a set of eight seasonal celebrations spaced approximately 6-7 weeks apart through the year, which mark a combination of Solstices, Equinoxes and old British Agricultural festivals. The Autumn Equinox is one of these festivals, celebrated in the Northern Hemisphere somewhere around the 21st of September, and around March 21 below the equator. This festival is usually understood to mark a time of balance and reflection and a time when light and dark are equal in measure in the day (which…

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#TodayInHistory – September 22

September 22 – Some important events on this day. 1236 👉🏼 The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in Battle of Šiauliai. 1499 👉🏼 Switzerland becomes an independent state 1586 👉🏼 Battle at Zutphen: Dutch army, assisted by the English, against the Spanish 1692 👉🏼Last people hanged for witchcraft (8) in the US, 19 hanged overall, with six other deaths during Salem Witch Trials 1699 👉🏼 People of Rotterdam strike over high cost of butter 1735 👉🏼 Robert Walpole becomes the first British “Prime Minister” (actually…

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