(posted by Jack Santino)
The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows
Halloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar. The date marked the beginning of winter. Since they were pastoral people, it was a time when cattle and sheep had to be moved to closer pastures and all livestock had to be secured for the winter months. Crops were harvested and stored. The date marked both an ending and a beginning in an eternal cycle. Learn more...
(posted by News Editor)
187 Companies Make ‘The A List’ for Climate Performance
LONDON, UK, October 20, 2014 (ENS) – The new “A List” of leading climate performance businesses from around the world, released Friday by the Climate Disclosure Project, numbers 187 companies, including several that have drawn vehement environmental protests, such as TransCanada Corporation and Bayer AG....
|Vegetarian Awareness Month|
(posted by North American Vegetarian Society)
|First Day of Fall 2014: The Autumnal Equinox|
(posted by Shelby Hieter)
Monday September 22nd 10:29 P.M. (EDT) , marks the last day of summer and the first day of Autumn. One of the most special times of year for New England, leaf-peepers (tourists) from all around the world drive Vermont's backcountry roads to enjoy the changing seasons and firework display of colors painting the hillsides.