Wed, Jan 13|
New Moon Sacred Sisters Circle ~ Forgiveness Day
Forgiveness Day is a traditional celebration for the Abenaki (Vermont's indigenous tribe) that occurs on the first New Moon following the Winter Solstice. It is a time to pause and reflect on relationships with others; a time to release and transform old memories of pain with forgiveness and love.
Time & Location
Jan 13, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
About the Event
This Circle Includes:
- Opening Ceremony with Breathwork
- Forgiveness Day Meditation & Ritual
- Dance Break
- Group Sharing
Cultural Significance of Forgiveness Day
Forgiveness Day is a traditional Abenaki holiday on the first New Moon following the Winter Solstice. This marks the beginning of the traditional Abenaki agricultural calendar year. By freeing ourselves from old memories of pain we also free ourselves from physical and emotional disorders which may have accumulated from holding on. This holiday includes a traditional Abenaki forgiveness meditation called Anhaldamôwadimek, meaning “forgiveness time”.
Please bring any photos of loved ones or open enemies whom you would like to forgive on this special day as well as a journal & pen.
Ages twelve and up.