Program Details

Children's Day Solstice Celebration

December 22 / 3:30 PM - December 22 / 5:30 PM

Children's Day is a special opportunity to celebrate our children and their natural ability to remind us of the warmth, heart, and cheerfulness of basic goodness!

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (5:00-5:30PM: Candle Lighting Ceremony)

Children's Day celebrates the time of the Winter Solstice. Because the solstice marks the time of year when daylight has waned and the night is longest, light is a special characteristic of this holiday.  The uplifted spirit of children is emblematic of that light. It will be a day of feast and festivities, storytelling and music, and a lively procession with the King and Queen of Shambhala.

3:30pm  Light refreshments

4:00pm Celebration begins

5:00-5:30pm Candle ceremony

5:30 Community Blessing

Please RSVP by clicking "Register" below.

Adult donation: $10

Child donation: $5

(You can make your donations at the Center on Children's Day, by cash or credit card)

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.


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