11th April

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Fritillary on balcony, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Maria Hughes

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

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CURRENT MOON

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New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Antipas of Pergamum (Greek Orthodox Church)
Gemma Galgani
Godeberta
Guthlac
Stanislaus of Szczepanów

Festival:
Juan Santamaría Day, anniversary of his death in the Second Battle of Rivas. (Costa Rica)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Libra: Transplant plants and prick off sprouts.
During the waxing moon it is a good time for setting legumes.
Set annual and perennial flowers and berrylike bushes.
Take the crop. It binned well.
High quality seeds.
Set flowers and flowering medicinal herbs.*

Also on this day:

1775 – The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.

1919 – The International Labour Organization is founded.

1951 – The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.

1954 – The most boring day since 1900 according to the True Knowledge Answer Engine

1981 – A massive riot in Brixton, South London, results in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries.

1987 – The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan.

2001 – Australia beats American Samoa in a 31-0 win, the biggest ever in an international match of football.

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