Finally! Spring is arriving and “Barrie-ites” we’re more than ready for a celebration!
Spring Equinox known as “Ostara” is also called the “Vernal” equinox. This is the celebration of equal daylight and darkness hours; renewal, rebirth and new beginnings. A perfect time to put the winter months to bed – head outside and celebrate nature.
She’s inviting everyone to a “Parking Lot Party” March 21st! There will be vendors and dancing to celebrate! It’s truly a wonderful family event.
Ways to Celebrate Spring!
Here are some great ways to celebrate with your family and friends over the upcoming week:
Take time to enjoy and celebrate the new life outdoors in nature. Go for a walk, a bike ride or a hike.
Start planting indoors for your outdoor gardens. Do a winter yard cleanup.
Prepare a family feast using seasonal spring foods; eggs, spring greens, shoots, sprouts, local breads, wine etc.
Have or attend a bonfire where you might tell stories, dance, beat drums or play music.
Create art representing the four seasons.
Bring spring into your home – forsythia clippings, pussy willows, force flowering bulbs etc.
Meditate upon new spring life, practice yoga to create inner peace and balance.
Spring clean, start something new, establish a new daily routine or rhythm to your day.
Above all – Celebrate Spring!
“I skipped between the dancers, twirling my skirts. The seated, masked musicians didn’t look up at me as I leaped before them, dancing in place. No chains, no boundaries—just me and the music, dancing and dancing. I wasn’t faerie, but I was a part of this earth, and the earth was a part of me, and I would be content to dance upon it for the rest of my life.
Written by: Jane Laker
Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott