Autumn Equinox

22 Sep

Hey kids!

Have you noticed that the weather is getting colder, the leaves are starting to change color, and it’s getting dark earlier in the evening? What is happening?

The seasons are changing from summer to fall but it’s also called an equinox.

What’s an equinox?

An equinox occurs twice a year, when the Sun crosses the equator and the day and nights are of approximately equal length. The name “equinox” is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night). The Sun with the tilt of the Earth’s axis, is vertically above a point on the Equator creating equal day and night.

Enter into a new season and join the Ziibiwing Center for the Autumn Equinox Anishinabemowin Immersion Cultural Teaching & Feast on September 22, 2009 from 6pm – 8pm.

Let’s celebrate the bounty that Mother Earth has provided for all living things. Songs will be sung in the beautiful Anishinabe language by special guests, Helen Roy and Tatiana Howard (a Lil Language Warriors Club attendee).

The Autumn Equinox is free and open to the public. We ask that women wear long skirts as it is a feast tradition. All ages are welcome and the feast will be provided.

Hope to see you there!

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