During the pre-Christian era, people from remote sections of Ireland would congregate together for ritualistic purposes during Samhain (MacLeod, 5). Although Samhain chiefly represented the end of the harvest, it also marked the period in the year in which wages were paid and tribute was paid to the overseeing lords of the kingdom (MacLeod, 5). Contrary to modern popular belief, Samhain was not celebrated on the last day of October, it was celebrated on the first of November (Green, 34). The druids believed that the duration of the day was from dusk to dusk and as a result the festivities of Samhain commenced at sundown prior to daybreak on the first of November (Green, 34). It is difficult to make concrete conclusions about exactly what occurred during the pre-Christian celebrations of Samhain.
The rest of it was written in September of that year. If these revelations were indeed received in 1830 as B.H. Roberts says, they were not written until after 1833 as they didn’t appear in the 1833 Book of Commandments in a form including any mention of Peter, James, & John. These two allusions--the one by the Prophet and the other by the Lord--to the restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood not only make clear the fact that the Melchizedek Priesthood was restored in accordance with the promise of John the Baptist when conferring the Aaronic Priesthood, but they make it possible to fix upon the place where, and approximately the time when, the event
St. Mark’s Eve is traditionally associated with the dead. On its date, the 24th of April, it was believed that if an individual chose to go to the churchyard, they would see the ghosts of the people that were fated to die that year (St Mark’s Eve). However, the poem does not
ASATRU: "The word "Ásatrú" literally translates as "faith in the gods," but it is best described as the modern rebirth of the indigenous, pre-Christian faith of the Nordic/Germanic peoples. It is a polytheistic faith, meaning that it honors a pantheon of numerous gods and goddesses. Many of the names of these gods and goddesses remain part of our modern culture. One example is found in the days of the week, i.e. Wednesday is Woden's (Odin's) Day, Thursday is Thunar's (Thor's ) Day, Friday is either Frigga's Day or Freya's Day (scholars debate which).
1.8.1 Dongyue Temple Fair Taishan Dongyue Temple Fair started in the Tang dynasty, around 1500 years ago and it was normally organized in April when the Mount Taishan spirit was born. Initially, it was a grand festival for people to worship the gods and local sprits to produce a physical and mental pleasure. Because of wars, the Dongyue Temple Fair used to be terminated for several decades. In order to promote the traditional culture and meet the needs of the local people, the Donyue Temple Fair began to be organized by the government on1986. The whole fair lasted for 7 days with a continuation of the old traditions, including some normal religious activities, primarily materials trading, cultural entertainment and tourism.
All souls’ day is a festivity that commemorates the faithful departed people, especially relatives. It takes place on 2 November. Since Leopold Bloom was Jewish but converted to Catholicism, there are also references to this religion. For example, when the carriage passes a Jewish man Martin Cunningham says to Mr Power “Of the tribe of Reuben (...)”. This is an allusion to the eldest son of Jacob and Leah, who was the founder and patriarch of one of the twelve tribes of Israel.
Today this is probably the least-honoured Wiccan festival. Lammas is from the word "hlaef mass", which is a Anglo saxon word meaning "loaf mass". Aug. 1st is lughnasadh or lammas it is a pagan celebration where pagans bring in the beginning of the harvest season It's also a day for placing Lugh, who is the craftman god he has many skills and still worshiped in British Isles and Europe. Some of the gods and goddess where: Adonis: Adonis was the end of on seasons harvest the summer. In myth it is said that he dies and is born at a later time almost the same as Attis and Tammuz.
Like Druidism, Ásatrú is nature-based and worships around the changing of the seasons. Ásatrú is still, to this day, recognized as an official religion, benefiting from tax exemption in the United States. Historical Background Information The religion Ásatrú predates christianity, as well as all other forms of written text; therefore it’s exact date of origin is unknown, although Ásatrú’s origin has been estimated, archaeologically, approximately 42,000 years ago, and has been recently, in the 1970s, revived, therefore becoming a Neopagan religion. Anglo-Saxon England was converted from Odinism to Christianity in the 7th century and Scandinavia was converted in the 10th. Ásatrú/ Odinism gradually disappeared after this, although Christianity absorbed some of its external features, such as the name and popular customs such as Easter.
More than 6 000 participants "occupied" the European carnival capital Pernik during the masquerade festival "Surva" that took place from Feb. 1 to Feb. 3 . For three days the people forgot about their everyday lives and became a part of a centuries old tradition . The celebrations in Pernik, whose purpose is to keep alive a long-lasting cultural heritage, occurred in 1966. Although the tradition of kukekrstvo comes from the long gone pagan times, this tradition is inseparable part of the Bulgarian cultural history. The first edition of "Surva" had rules that limited the number of participants.
But the unofficially celebration will start on the final week of May until the middle of June. Dayak ethnic such as Iban, Bidayuh, Kangar, Kenya, Kelabit tribes and Ulu will celebrate this festival. Dayak Festival already celebrate long time ago until 1965 the government officially list this celebration as an official celebration. Opening Ceremony commonly will hold in 31st May, people will wear their traditional clothes carry on the traditional ceremony play music and dance, game, parades and open house. That day, they will also play some traditional instruments and a ceremony called Muai Antu Rua that can expel the demons of greed to avoid the greed not to damage the celebration.