adventures in dysthymia

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Feast of Awakening

Although Groundhog Day, Imbolc, or whatever one wishes to name it is celebrated on February Second, from an astronomical viewpoint the mid-point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox should come a tad later. In my Donzalo novels (available, of course, from Arachis Press), it is called the Feast of Awakening and is observed today, February 4.

I prefer to see this day as the beginning of Spring, rather than the equinox. That, I would call Mid-Spring. One may, of course, begin the seasons whenever one chooses — there is no 'official' start in this country, though it could be noted that meteorologists, as well as some nations, begin Spring on March First.

So, a Happy Feast of Awakening to all!

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