Children's Day/Winter Solstice Celebration
December 21 / 5:00 PM - December 21 / 9:00 PM
Children's Day Celebration: 5-7pm
Winter Solstice Celebration: 7-9pm
This year, stop by the center to sing a rousing song, bring a much-needed gift for our friends at Wounded Knee, enjoy a cookie and a warm cup of cheer while you greet friends old and new. There are sure to be some delightful surprises! The celebration of the season will continue into the evening with music and spirits.
Over the years, the Shambhala community has adopted a tradition of celebrating the changes of season. These special days of celebration are called nyida days - from nyima ("sun") and dawa ("moon"). Nyida days occur on or near the days of the spring and autumn equinoxes and the summer and winter solstices.
Children's Day falls on December 21st, the time of the winter solstice (in the northern hemisphere.) While all four nyida days are regarded as family-oriented occasions, Children's Day provides a special opportunity to express appreciation for and with our children.
Read more about Children's Day here.