Heritage Unitarian Universalist Church (HUUC) is hosting a celebration of the Autumnal Equinox (AE) and Mabon. It's a sort of spiritual harvest festival and a time to reap what you've sown throughout the year.
The Autumnal Equinox is at 3:44 p.m. GMT September 22 (7:44 p.m. EST). This is the precise moment when the sun is directly over the equator. This also happens in the Spring, during the Vernal Equinox. This holiday is culturally and religiously significant around the globe. In Christianity, Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon on or after the Vernal Equinox; Wiccans celebrate the AE as Mabon; and, most significant to those of us who are writers, the AE is World Storytelling Day in the Southern Hemisphere (it's the VE in the Northern Hemisphere.
Celebrate the harvest season at HUUC. Free. 4-7 p.m., Sept. 21, 2710 Newtown Rd., Anderson, 513-231-8634.
- Stephen Carter-Novotni