Sunday, November 1, 2020

Year-and-a-Day Project

 
Year-and-a-Day Project
I am going to begin a project that I will do the best I can to follow through with, but as we all know, life does tend to get in the way! Yesterday was Samhain ~ the Witch's New Year. So, beginning today, All Saint's Day, I am going to begin a Year-and-a-Day commitment of sharing/posting something each day. My plan is to post here and on the Hoodoo Hill Facebook page, which I apologize, have been rather sparsely shared to over the last few years. (Buying a newspaper business and then expanding it into graphic design tends to take some time and LOTS of effort! :) <3 ) 

DAY 1: Year-and-a-Day
November is a month that has become synonymous with Thankfulness. 

Today, I am thankful for all of the wonderful things that I have in my life and know I will have through the rest of it.
 
Today is All Saints' Day, it does not have any particular saints attributed to it, but instead is known as the Solemnity of All Saints.

All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows' Day, Hallowmas, the Feast of All Saints, or Solemnity of All Saints, is a Christian solemnity celebrated in honor of all the saints, known and unknown.

Its intent is to celebrate all the saints, including those who do not, or are no longer, celebrated individually, either because the number of saints has become so great or because they were celebrated in groups, after suffering martyrdom collectively.

The feast may have started in the Christian community in Antioch. Gregory III (731-741) consecrated a chapel in the Basilica of St. Peter to all the saints and fixed the anniversary for November 1. Gregory IV (827-844) extended the celebration on November 1 to include the entire Church.
 
One tradition of All Saints’ Day involves making and hanging prayer flags. Each of these brightly-colored pieces of paper or fabric is inscribed with the name of a dead loved one, a prayer, a wish, thought or dream, then strung up around your altar, home, wherever you want. (The photo is not mine, but something like what I will be doing today.)
 
For those Witches who do not revere the saints, of course you don't have to! Just tweak the idea to suit your own Path. :)
 
So, blessings to everyone, send me strength to keep my Year-and-a-Day Project Promise! <3

(photo source: https://artfromtheword.files.wordpress.com/2014/09img_0510.jpg/) 

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