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Virtual  The Spring Equinox – Archaeologist-Guided

London at the Equinox – its calendars, folklore and events associated with the beginning of Spring.

Sunday 20 March 2022 6.30 pm

In the spirit of the old almanacs we take a seasonal look at London at the Equinox, its calendars, folklore  and  the beginning of Spring

The tour is led by Kevin Flude, a former archaeologist at the Museum of London, Curator and Lecturer

One of the most popular forms of publication in London was the Almanac.  It was full of seasonal advice, of prophecy, traditional wisdom, and remembering important events to mark in the year.  So we tour  London to create our own Spring Equinox Almanac looking at the  Equinox and the various calendars associated with the end of Winter and the beginning of Spring, from the prehistoric period to the present.

On the way we look at customs of the Celts, Romans, Saxons, and into the Medieval and Modern period.

We look around the City of London in search of evidence of how the celestial bodies and the calendar affect our legal, financial, religious, educational, political, agricultural and human systems.

We look at different calendars such as the Pagan year, the Egyptian year, the Roman year, the Christian year, the Jewish year,  as well as the various secular years, and explore how they began and how they relate to each other.

On the route we examine folk traditions & customs, spring & Easter Festivals and events.  We find interesting and historic places in the City of London to link to our stories of the Equinox.


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