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Spring Equinox: Ostara / Mabon

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Vernal Equinox is celebrated as Ostara (also spelled Eostar, Eostre, or Eastre), deriving from the name of a Germanic goddess to whom the month of the same name was holy.  It is the same word…

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Einstein’s birthday and Pi Day

Today is Einstein’s birthday, as well as Pi Day. Albert Einstein’s birthday as well as Pi Day is March 14.  Einstein, born in 1879, was the celebrated mind that gave us the theory of relativity and E = mc2. The mathematical constant π…

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Giordano Bruno burned at the stake today

Today is the day Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake for his pantheist beliefs. Bruno (1548-1600) insisted that the earth revolved around the sun, that there are infinite worlds inhabited by intelligent beings, and that the sun is essentially…

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Happy Darwin Day

Today is Darwin Day.  This commemorates the birthday of the one who contributed the theory of natural selection to our understanding of evolution, Charles Darwin. Many Humanists and others celebrate this day with workshops, art contests, protests, or dinner parties…

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February Cross-quarter

Today is a Cross-quarter.  That is, it is the midpoint between the previous solstice and the upcoming equinox.  As such, it is one of eight stations in our planet’s annual journey around the sun. For those in the Northern Hemisphere,…

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