20th September

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.

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Fomenting, 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2016:
New Moon – September 1, 10:03
First Quarter – September 9, 12:48
Full Moon – September 16, 20:05
Last Quarter – September 23, 10:56

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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Agapitus (Western Christianity)
Eustace (Western Christianity)
John Coleridge Patteson (Anglican Communion)
Korean Martyrs, including Andrew Kim Taegon and Laurent-Marie-Joseph Imbert

Festival:
Farroupilha Revolution (Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul)
Independence Day of South Ossetia (not fully recognized)
National Youth Day (Thailand)
The seventh day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the secret rites in the Telesterion began. (ancient Greece)


Also on this day:

1498 – A tsunami washes away the building housing the statue of the Great Buddha at Kōtoku-in in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan; since then the Buddha has sat in the open air.

1633 – Galileo Galilei is tried before the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for teaching that the Earth orbits the Sun.

1835 – Ragamuffin rebels capture Porto Alegre, then capital of the Brazilian imperial province of Rio Grande do Sul, triggering the start of ten-year-long Farroupilha Revolution.

1906 – Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

1962 – James Meredith, an African-American, is temporarily barred from entering the University of Mississippi.

1973 – Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in The Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

2000 – The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.


* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.