So what is Mabon and how do you pronounce it. First lets try to pronounce it. There are several different ways
Mabon is pronounced but here are two ways.
waiting to find out wahat is Mabon, and what it has to do with a witches thanksgiving. Well keep your hat on. I am getting
is the autumn or fall equinox. This is a day of balance between light and dark. This normally falls around Sept. 22.
I have not answered why it has something to do with the witches thanksgiving. So here it is.
the old days before walmarts and grocery stores, Our ancestors had to plant veggies and fruit. Yes, they really did this.
And they worked really hard too. So about the middle of September, it was time to harvest the last of the crops. The women
stayed in the kitchen day in and day out canning and preserving the last of the harvest ,so that their family would not go
hungry during the winter months.
arrives our ancestors would have gotten all the crops harvested and put away for the winter. They were tired, and they needed
our ancestors were pagans before the christian church came in and forced them to convert. So mabon goes back to the time of
Anglo-Celtic festival of Harvest Home, a respite from the hard work of the harvest and a celebration of thanks.
is often referred to as the " Witches Thanksgiving" and is one of the oldest harvest celebrations in Europe.
I know what your thinking .. What about the Canada and the United States Thanksgiving. Well they came along way after our
Witches Thanksgiving. Some say it was the way the Christian church help convert some of the pagans in the olden days. But
does it realy matter who started the sabbath. I don't think so. I think that what is important is that we celebrate the way
our mother earth is working over time during the summer to produce the elements our farmers need to produce crops that end
up at Wal-marts or Winn-Dixie. Either way if it was not for her, we would not be here.
your not a farmer, but you want to celebrate the coming of Fall. Check out the following article on some activities
and ideas on Cooking up a Witches Thanksgiving yourself.
Brightest Blessings and Happy Witches