The Closing Feast

It’s the last day of the month of Pyanepsiôn (Πυανεψιών) and I just woke up (I work the nights). It’s a special hena-kai-nea (last day of the month) tonight because not only is it Hekatê’s traditional dinner, but also a feast to close the series of ancestral rites that ran from All Hallows Eve through tonight.

It was a personal choice to extend the traditional ancestral rites because of the calendars my household follows (both the civic Gregorian and the lunar Athenian). The coming month is also when we raise up our Holiday Tree and welcome Amihan, the indigenous personification of the northeast wind.

I’ll post real pictures tomorrow morning and explain more in detail.
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