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Summer Solstice Celebration 2017
June 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for our Summer Solstice Celebration!
We will come together to enjoy the longest day and shortest night on this turning point in the year! We will honor this time of year with an afternoon of beach play and beach combing, a seasonal story, sand craft, bonfire, music, singing and dancing!
What is the Summer Solstice Celebration 2017?
Summer Solstice is an ancient holiday. The word solstice is derived from Latin meaning sun (sol) and to stand still (sistere) for the time in which the sun appears to stand still moving neither north nor south for several days. After which the sun begins its journey south while the earth is just beginning to heat up and begin to bring forth the life that awakened at spring.
Traditionally, Threefold Village gatherings feature a craft. For the Summer Solstice Gathering the group will be forming a Sun Sand Mandala using beach treasures found along the shore, following a children’s story by Shawna Campbell. Please collect shells, stones, driftwood, sea plants, and other natural beach treasures as a family. We will create the mandala collectively; we encourage families to add the the piece together. It will be exciting to see what we create as a group!
Bonfire: Warmth and Light
We are excited to have, Apprentice of the Wild mentor, Sean Critchfield share a simple story and work with the children to light the bonfire using primitive methods. Once blazing, we will come together to sing songs around the bonfire. For your reference, below is a list of songs that we may be singing.
- Three Little Birds, Bob Marley
- This Little Light of Mine
- You are my Sunshine
- Let it Be
We encourage everyone to refresh their minds with the lyrics so we can all join in as a group to sing together! Of course, you should feel free to bring small drums/instruments to play along! As part of the tradition dried herb bundles will be provided to be thrown into the bonfire.
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