2020 has been such a difficult year, but a new cycle is beginning with the solstice on Monday. Learn more about why this time is so significant, and celebrate what promises to be a very special turning point as we enter the New Year, with the following events:
SATURDAY 19 DEC – Honour the approach of the solstice with the Order’s online Mistletoe Ritual and Meditation – on the OBOD Facebook and Youtube channels at 7pm GMT.
Then enjoy a house concert with Damh the Bard at 8pm GMT on his Facebook channel.
SUNDAY 20 DEC – Listen to episode 165 of Druidcast – the Order’s podcast – released Sunday, which includes an interview with John Matthews, author of The Winter Solstice, and many other fantastic books.
MONDAY 21 DEC – On the day of the solstice itself, join in a brief twenty-minute discussion and meditation to celebrate this festival on Tea with a Druid on the OBOD Facebook and Youtube channels at 8pm GMT or participate in a longer thirty-minute celebration at 9pm GMT when Philip Carr-Gomm will lead a meditation ritual on behalf of The Synthesis Institute. This will be on Zoom, and you need to register here.
In addition, from Sunday 20th to Tuesday 22nd, there will be live streaming of the Winter Solstice at Newgrange in Ireland here.