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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Candlemas is coming

On Thursday, 2nd February it is Candlemas Day.This ancient festival marks the midpoint of winter, halfway between the shortest day and the spring equinox.  Must do something outside with candles...

It made me think about people long long ago before heated houses and electric lights and how they must have really celebrated the sun being aound more, especially in the north.

I did a husky trek in arctic Sweden and Norway 2 years ago and still keep in touch through the Tromso husky centre blog.  They were commenting  on how the sun had come back last week after a long dark winter! 

Children and adults nowadays don't always feel the rythmns of the sun, moon and seasons like our ancestors did.  Something to talk about on Thursday and think of a sun returning celebration party perhaps?

Being in the arctic in winter certainly gave me a taste of this and when the sun came up in the late morning it was very much appreciated.  The  trek also made me feel close to our planet and to nature and the wilderness.  Happy memories!

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