Program Details

Children's Day Celebration


December 21 / 2:00 PM - December 21 / 4:00 PM

Come and celebrate the darkest day of the year with light, camaraderie, and good cheer.


Children's Day is held each year at Winter Solstice time in December by the Shambhala community. This holiday, instituted by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, celebrates children and childhood, and provides a special opportunity to express appreciation for and with our children.  Because the solstice marks the time of year when the night is longest and daylight has waned, light is a special characteristic of this holiday.


We will read the traditional Children's Day winter solstice story, Iliana, written by Walter Fordham. There will be other entertainment and activities for the children.




You are invited to bring



  • a finger food snack to share with everyone

  • An animal figurine for the Children's Day Shrine

  • an offering (music, storytelling, art, etc)

  • friends, young and old!


There is no charge for this event. Please let us know if you are planning to come by registering.


If you have additional questions, please contact Susan Boychuk.


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