Gentlidecht: Telling Time Through Worship: 2016 Edition

As we head into 2016, it is time to announce the ‘official’ dates of the holy days for Gentlidecht na gCuanaigh.  These are the actual event dates, not the date we will be holding the ritual.  That will be determined by site availability and proximity of the Sunday to the actual date.

After using the Time Meddlers calendar, this is the resulting dates for the lunar Fíor Ráithí and solar Cam Ráithí for 2016.

February 9th – Lá Fhéile Bhríd
March 19th – Founding Feast (Spring Equinox)
May 7th – Lá Bealtaine
June 25th – Lá Fhéile Manannan (Summer Solstice)
Aug 4th – Lá Lúnasa
Sept 22nd – Lá Fhéile Aibhneacha (Fall Equinox)
Oct 31 – Féile na Shamhna
Dec 21 – Feast of Family (Winter Solstice)
Jan 28th – Lá Fhéile Bhríd 2017

Don’t forget to re-read Gentlidecht Holiday Cycle for other suggestions for feasts and festivals.


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