Every year from October 31st to November 2nd, several holidays span different religions and ethnicities.
Halloween! The peak of Autumn. The air has grown colder. The leaves have begun to fall. There’s cool orange and purple lights, scarecrows and skeletons, cotton spiderwebs, little ghosts and fiends! Pumpkins are carved with care. We make final preparations for the most important thing of all… What else but our costumes! How will you […]
The Origins of Halloween Where did it all begin? Dressing up as monsters and ghosts, getting free candy, painting sugar skulls, and pumpkins, what is the meaning behind Halloween? Samhain, an old Irish Gaelic word (pronounced Sow-in) dates as far back as 2000 years and has been celebrated at the turning of the wheel […]
There are several legends around dreamcatchers, and although they are very popular in mainstream culture today, they were not widely recognized by many Native American tribes until the mid 1900’s. The original dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe people. Their legend states that Asibikaashi, a spider woman, protected the people, especially the young. As the tribe […]
The December solstice marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. Winter, the season of dormancy and hibernation is underway. From the outside, things may seem barren and harsh, but deep underground, the beginnings of new life are starting to take shape. Each season is vital and important. They are also deeply symbolic […]