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Dionysus/Bacchus (Wine God) Celebration of the Spring Equinox & Eclipse

bacchusBeing the wine-o-clock kinda girl I am, I’m already planning for the Spring Equinox and Eclipse on March 20th…

Dionysus or Bacchus (depending upon whether you are Greek or Roman) is the god of the grape harvest, wine-making and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theater and religious ecstasy in mythology…

…and since March 20th is not only the Spring Equinox but also a total solar eclipse (sorry, we’d need to go to Svalbard (Norway) to see it…) I figured it was a good excuse to get together with a number of friends and drink a toast to good ole Dionysus & Bacchus!

Hmmmmm… grape harvest, wine-making and wine (WINE – CHECK), of ritual madness (OK, MOST OF US ARE A LITTLE UN-HINGED – CHECK), fertility (NO CHILDREN ALLOWED – CHECK), theater (FEEL FREE TO RECITE ANY OF THOSE POEMS YOU LEARNED IN SCHOOL! OR NOT…) and religious ecstasy (THERE’LL BE NONE OF THAT, THANKS! LOL!) in mythology…

The spring equinox is filled with reasons for celebration. For many cultures around the world it marks the beginning of a new year. For others it’s a celebration of nature – of the return of the sun, of dawn, rebirth and fertility…

…and for us it’s celebrating good friends and a 2015 where your most treasured dreams all come true…

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