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Festivities of Natural Annual Events: Australis Lux (The Longest Day & Night of The Year)

Festivities of Natural Annual Events: Australis Lux (The Longest Day & Night of The Year) December 12, 2013

F.N.A.E. articles are written with Ehoah phrases

Ehoah Phrases

What is Seasonally Occurring

The longest night and day on earth occurs at the same time twice a year (approximately every 183 days). Currently Australis is at its furthest tilt toward the sun making the sun’s rays hit the south pole directly and thus will be experiencing its longest day, leaving Borealis to experience its longest night. The reverse will occur half a year later.

In Australis the days are at their longest with the daily turning view of the sun at its highest along the north horizon, reaching its most southern point in the year. Noon on the longest day, along the Australis Sol Axis, no shadows are cast as the view of the sun is directly over head. It is summer. For most of Australis the wet season is in full swing with the tropical rain belt right over head. Australia itself will be getting most of its continental rain in the next couple months.

The equator will be seeing the daily turning view of the sun at its furthest southern point. This is when the Tropical Rain Belt is over the equator and reaching the Australis Sol Axis.

Western Europe Vetoes Winter

In Borealis the days are at their shortest, seeing the earth’s daily turning view of the sun at its lowest point over the southern horizon. At its most northern regions it is snow covered, cold and icy. In its warmer regions it is a dormant season and in its warmest regions spring is very near.

Seasonal Customs

Australis is celebrating summer and the rains it brings.

Australis activities around Lux include: Gathering ripening fruit and other foods in season.

Borealis is celebrating the ending of the long nights going into longer days.

Borealis activities around Nox include: Bonfires, visiting friends and family, gift giving, symbolic battle between winter and summer, fire dancing, sacrifice of symbolic individual from livestock, fireworks, decorating with lights, making custom seasonal lanterns, wearing seasonal costumes be it bright, bold, jingly, or starry,  light parades, snow & ice sculpting, ice skating, sledding, snowball fights, skiing, feasts, sweet treats, and kite flying.

 

BOREALIS

CELEBRATION

GENERAL DATE

SPECIFIC DATE

CALENDAR

REGION OF ORIGIN

CULTURE

Soyal

Late December

December 21st

unknown

Turtle Island (North America)

Zuni & Hopi

Nox

Late December

Pecora – Alces 1, December 21st

Ehoah Year Wheel – Gavia, Borealis Kalendar

Earth

Saegoah

Yule

Late December

December 21st

Gregorian calendar

Wheel of the Year

Western Europe

Germanic

Montol Festival

December

Between December 16th and 22nd

Gregorian calendar

North Western Europe

Cornish

Meán Geimhridh/Midwinter/Alban Arthan

Late December

December 21st

Gregorian calendar

North Western Europe

Celtic

Lohri , Makar Sankranti

Early January

January 14th

Bikrami calendar

Southern Asia

Punjabi, Hindu

Beiwe

Late December

December 21st

unknown

Northern Europe

Sami

Dongzhi Festival, 冬至, 동지, とうじ, Đông chí

Late December

December 21st

East Asian lunisolar calendars

East Asia

East Asian

Goru

Late December

unknown

unknown

North West Africa

Dogon

Junkanoo

Late December, Early January

December 26th. Or January 1st

Gregorian calendar

West Africa

West African

Yalda

Late December

December 21st

Zoroastrian calendar

Western Asia

Persian

Şeva Zistanê

Late December

December 22nd

Zoroastrian calendar

Western Asia

Kurdish

Ziemassvētki

Late December

December 22nd

unknown

North Eastern Europe

Latvia, Baltic states, Romuva

AUSTRALIS

CELEBRATION

GENERAL DATE

SPECIFIC DATE

CALENDAR

REGION OF ORIGIN

CULTURE

Midsummer (Litha)

Late December

December 21st

Gregorian calendar

Wheel of the Year

North Western Europe

Celtic

Te Maruaroa O Te Raumati

Late December

December 21st

unknown

Oceania

New Zealand / Maori

Lux

Late December

Pecora – Giraffa 1, December 21

Ehoah Year Wheel – Sphenisci, Australis Kalendar

Earth

Saegoah

Any information on seasonal activities for Australis would be greatly welcomed to balance the representation of the hemispheres.


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