Autumn Equinox EclecticEvelyn.com

Autumn Equinox Is More than Pumpkin Spice


 

When you think about fall what do you think of? Most people say Pumpkin Spice everything, jumping in piles of leaves, sweaters, boots, bonfires, and football but that’s not what fall is all about.

 

 

Autumn Equinox is the official first day of Autumn or Fall whichever you prefer to call it, originally it was called Mabon. Mabon is the traditional celebration of the harvest. It’s a time to celebrate the abundance that has been given to us from the earth to sustain us through the winter. It has been celebrated for centuries this day is the signal of nights becoming longer and days shorter.  Today the day and night are the same lengths. Reminding us to give thanks for the darkness because without darkness there can be no light. On this day the fields have been almost picked bare and stored away for winter. We give thanks to the land and the goddess for providing us with the food to survive the cold dark months ahead. This is a time to bond with family and enjoy the beauty of the world around us like the leaves changing and falling from the trees dying so they may be reborn in the spring.

 

Books and Activites for the Whole Family

 

Make a traditional Appalachian Apple Stack Cake

 

Check out other Mabon recipes featuring apples including this Baked Apple Chips recipe don’t forget to show the kids the special gift from the goddess (the pentacle) inside the apple before you cut them all the way up to bake them.

 

Apple Pentacle EclecticEvelyn.com

 

Check out this traditional Mabon family activity making corn husk dolls.

 

 

Autumn Equinox Blessing EclecticEvelyn.com

 

 

 

What do you do to celebrate fall?

 

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Horace Williams Jr
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Excited for some Autumn weather here in Texas. Starting to cool next weekend hopefully. I love anything apple. I eat one almost every day. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week and God bless.

Eclectic Evelyn
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I love fall and can’t wait until we get peak leaf season here in the mountains.

Christie Hawkes
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Thanks Evelyn for the important reminder. I have been given an abundance of so many things–food, clean water, loved ones…the list goes on. May you have a happy, grateful fall!

~Christie

Eclectic Evelyn
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Thank you and I hope your fall is amazing.

Christie Hawkes
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Thank you for the reminder that fall is a time of gratitude and celebration. My mother’s 80th birthday is today, so we will be celebrating with all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I have much to be grateful for! Happy fall!