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The leaves begin to turn from green to brilliant reds and yellows, animals start to migrate, and the harvest is underway by the time of the autumn equinox. Celebrate Mabon on or around September 21 with rituals, mythology, craft projects, and magic!
Mabon History: The Second Harvest
As a holiday, the term Mabon is fairly new, but people have celebrated the autumn equinox for centuries. At the time when there is an equal amount of light and dark, we harvest our crops and prepare for winter, all the while giving thanks for that which we have.
The time of the autumn equinox is known as Mabon. This is a day to celebrate the second harvest and the balance between dark and light.
Mabon is a celebration of the second harvest
Mabon is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly bare, because the crops have been stored for the coming winter. Mabon is a time when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21 for many.
Mabon is a time when the earth is dying a little each day, and as we welcome the harvest, we also realize that the long nights of winter aren't far off. Honor the darker aspects of the Goddess as the autumn equinox arrives.
It's Mabon, which means there are equal amounts of light and darkness. For many of us, fall means a time of harmony and balance
When Mabon rolls around, the earth begins to die, and the gods of vegetation and vine are honored. Learn about some of the old customs involving gods of vine, wine, and vegetation!
In the British Isles, the festival day of Michaelmas is observed on September 29, and still ties into the harvest season. Learn about the significance of this date in rural British communities.
Nutting Day September 14
In England, September 14 is marked as Nutting Day. Learn about this old custom, and why it's so special in rural areas.
Acorns and Oaks
Around Mabon, acorns are dropping from the oak trees everywhere.
The Magical Energy of Apples
Apples are often associated with the harvest at Mabon, and have their own unique energy that lends itself well to making magic this time of year.
Scarecrows - Guardians of the Harvest
Few things represent the image of the harvest season as well as the scarecrow.
Autumnal Equinox… “Mabon” (Fall)
September 23 2014 02:29 GMT