Mabon is the Autumn Equinox festival celebrated by Wiccans, Druids and other folk on earth-spirit, traditional, or pagan paths. It is a harvest celebration, where we reap the work and growth of summer and start getting ready for the cold months ahead. Equinox means “Equal Night” and is the time when night and day are of equal length. From now through December 21st, the nights will be longer than the day.
Depending on the tradition, this festival is called Mea’n Fo’mhair, Feast of Avalon, Equinozio di Autunno, Alben Elfed, Cornucopia and many other names, including the Greek festivals of Thesmophoria.
You are invited to join Our Lady of Celestial Fire on Saturday, September 22nd for our celebration of the Eleusinian mysteries in an Open Thesmophoria Sabbat Ritual at 7pm in the Inner Sanctum at Eye of Horus, 3012 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN. Phone number of location: 612.872.1292 (Eye of Horus)
Any ritual garb may be worn. A potluck feast & fellowship will follow.
Here’s what Wikipedia says about Thesmophoria:
Thesmophoria was a festival held in Greek cities, in honor of the goddesses Demeter and her daughter Persephone. The name derives from thesmoi, or laws by which men must work the land. The Thesmophoria were the most widespread festivals and the main expression of the cult of Demeter, aside from the Eleusinian Mysteries. The Thesmophoria commemorated the third of the year when Demeter abstained from her role of goddess of the harvest and growth; spending the harsh summer months of Greece, when vegetation dies and lacks rain, in mourning for her daughter who was in the realm of the Underworld.