Mabon Day 2023 is on Friday, September 22, 2023: Mabon Festival?
Friday, September 22, 2023 is Mabon Day 2023. cybercoven: Happy Mabon: For The Norse? "Last Harvest" This day is referred to as
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i mow the field and my friends put up their tents, then we set the fire up and put the tripod in it, and hang the cauldron up and start a venison stew, as the day progresses we set the area for ritual up then we have our feast, then when we have feasted and set the leftovers on rocks for the wildlife, we begin ritual, the quarters, and the fire in the middle, the altar at the north, and we begin calling the quarters, and the circle is drawn, slowly walking the circle with ashes and salt pouring from the end of a long metal cone. we bring bread, and apples to the altar, and honor the gods of plenty, pouring cider at the base of the rowan tree. after singing and quiet ritual we often toast our beloved dead each holiday not just samhain. then we have hazelnut cookies and cider, and settle about the fire for tale telling, song and to practice some magick, we are a very eclectic group. blessed be
What day is the Pagan/Wiccan holiday Mabon on this year?
The moment of equinox is at 03:09 GMT on the 23rd. That puts it 4 hours earlier Eastern Daylight Savings time, or 11:09pm on the 22nd. (It is simultaneous everywhere, but the rotation of the earth means it's not at the same time of day for everyone.) In other words, the 22nd/23rd are not "two totally different answers" they are the same answer, in different PLACES. When I celebrate, and some of my friends do, it will be simultaneous, but our clocks and watches won't be in agreement.
What time the moment of Equinox occurs for you will depend on your timezone, but you should be able to calculate it easily. Since I don't know your timezone, I don't know what time it will be for you when the rest of us are celebrating the Equinox.
Likewise, as I call the holiday by its traditional name in my religion of Wicca-that is, calling it the Equinox-I don't know when the source you are using calculates its 'Mabon' to be...some sources just randomly pull stuff out of their butts.
is today the first day of autumn?
Yes also known as Mabon and the Autumnal equinox. It is the second of the harvest celebrations and a time of thanksgiving.