Program Details

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 20 / 6:00 PM - December 20 / 8:00 PM

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. They occur on or near the days of the spring and autumn equinoxes and the summer and winter solstices.

While all four nyida days are regarded as family-oriented occasions, the winter one is called Children's Day 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.

This is a community gathering and all are welcome, with or without children. Our Fredericton Winter solstice celebration will begin with the Children's candlelight procession and end with a potluck buffet.

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