Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.
You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.
We hope you enjoy this website. We will be adding content as we go through the year and welcoming your feedback and suggestions.
Onwards and Upwards!
Scouse Sakura, Spring 2007: Jamie Reid
Moon Phases, April 2017
First Quarter – April 3, 19:39
Full Moon – April 11, 07:08
Third Quarter – April 19, 10:56
New Moon – April 26, 13:16
New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid
Louis de Montfort
Vitalis and Valeria of Milan
Feast of Jamál ("Beauty"), the first day of the third month of the Bahá'í calendar. (Bahá'í Faith)
National Day of Mourning, to commemorate workers killed, injured, or suffering illness from occupational hazards and accidents. (Canada)
Workers Memorial Day (International)
World Day for Safety and Health at Work (International)
National Heroes Day (Barbados)
National Day (Sardinia)
The first day of the Floralia, in honor of Flora. (Roman Empire)
Biodynamic Gardening Guide:
Moon in Gemini: During the waning moon: seed, plant and transplant flowers and vining plants.
Grapple with pest, eradicate the soil, sprinkle from diseases.
Enrich poor flowering plants.
Also on this day:
1253 – Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for the very first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism.
1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.
1869 – Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.
1932 – A vaccine for yellow fever is announced for use on humans.
1947 – Thor Heyerdahl and five crew mates set out from Peru on the Kon-Tiki to prove that Peruvian natives could have settled Polynesia.
1969 – Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France.
2001 – Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist.
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