Children's Day Community Celebration

December 19th

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    Room: Main Shrine Room


    In Shambhala culture, there are 4 special seasonal holidays each year, called Nyida Days. The word Nyida comes from nyima (“sun”) and dawa (“moon”). Nyida days occur on or near the days of the spring and autumn equinoxes and the summer and winter solstices.

    Children’s Day falls around the time of the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Summer Solstice for the Southern Hemisphere.

    Celebration of the winter solstice has its roots in many different cultures. The Shambhala community has drawn on traditional images associated with this time of year to create a distinctive and rich festival of our own. December 19th provides a special opportunity to express appreciation for, and with, our children. At a time when the weather begins to bear down upon us, we turn to family for celebration, creativity, and generosity. Because the solstice marks the time of year when the daylight has waned and the night is longest, light is a special characteristic of this holiday.


    Additional details will be added as we get closer to the event.