Annual Winter Solstice Celebration
Saturday December 21, 2019 4PM – 10PM
Gates open 4PM
The Winter Solstice, now as in ancient times, marks the longest night of the year, whereby the sun is at its lowest elevation in the sky. The return of the sun from its most southern position on the horizon has always been of great ceremonial significance, in addition to serving as a celestial clock. Here in Phoenix the occasion is marked by music, poetry and crafts.
The evening starts with the Celtica Chorale! A brief remembrance for those we’ve lost then takes us to the bonfire where the Grove of the Rising Phoenix invite all to join them in a community celebration of the new year using elements of Druidic rituals. A presentation on New Grange and the solstice tradition follows in the Great Hall. The celebration closes with Seanachie entertaining us with their inimitable renditions of Celitic folk songs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.