September 21, 2021 All day
In the Northern pagan Traditions, there was a celebration held in this time of the year, at the 20th – 21st of September,called Haust blót, or the Autumn Sacrifice, the begining of the Autumn Equinox, and it is still held today by the Asatruar. As the season indicates, this is the time when the days grow shorter and the night and darkness will prevail till the winter times come to an end. The last crops are coming to an end, people start to gather their food and store it, to survive the long and harsh winters of Northern Europe. This was also the time to make festivities around the Fire Element, because the world it self would take its colours, and the fields are veiled by a cloth in tones of fire, dark yellow, red and orange, the skies at dusk emit a red light that resembles blood, a warning that the days ahead will be hard, the forests and the mountains become silent, most animals also store food and hid in holes or inside old trees, others will hibernate, ravens will go to and fro, from place to place, in search of those who did not survived the hazards of the season and the harsh weather, this is a time where everyting becomes more magical and mysterious.