St. Brigid’s Day or the half way point between winter and spring is on February 1st. Come to a celebration on Friday, February 1st at 5:00 p.m. at the Old Forge Library. Barb Green of Adirondack Green House Basketry will be leading a workshop on creating a St. Brigid’s cross - a symbol of our interconnectedness. Come and create, eat and celebrate together. Bring food to share for dinner and $10 for materials.
Brigid is celebrated as a mystical figure who was a healer, a miracle worker, a midwife, a helper, and a spiritual leader. Her feast day heralds the first signs of spring. In February the day light becomes noticeably longer, our feelings of resting for the winter change into expectation of new work on the horizon. The day is a threshold day when we pause at the place between winter and spring with growing expectation. Stories about Brigid, like giving the butter she was churning away to the poor, and then she ends up with more butter than she began with, are not meant to be taken as literal or historical, as writer Christine Paintner says, “but are meant to be spiritual, mythical, archetypal and psychological, resonating with the deepest parts of our souls.”
Please contact Naomi Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.