24th 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.

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!

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Rites of Spring, Liverpool, 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

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CURRENT MOON

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New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Ecgberht of Ripon
Fidelis of Sigmaringen
Mellitus
Wilfrid (Anglican Church)

Festival:
Easter Sunday (Christian observance)
Concord Day (Niger)
Democracy Day (Nepal)
Genocide Remembrance Day (Armenia)
Kapyong Day (Australia)
Republic Day (The Gambia)
World Day for Laboratory Animals (UN recognized)
Cricketer's Day

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: Plant everything that can be eatable at once.
During the waxing moon inoculate orchard and plant crops. Take grain harvest, enrich and store it for keeping. Plant and enrich orchard.
During the waning moon prune orchard and bushes.
Sprinkle plants from pests and diseases. *

Also on this day:

1558 – Mary, Queen of Scots, marries the Dauphin of France, François, at Notre Dame de Paris.

1904 – The Lithuanian press ban is lifted after almost 40 years.

1916 – Easter Rising: The Irish Republican Brotherhood led by nationalists Patrick Pearse, James Connolly, and Joseph Plunkett starts a rebellion in Ireland.

1916 – Ernest Shackleton and five men of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launch a lifeboat from uninhabited Elephant Island in the Southern Ocean to organise a rescue for the ice-trapped ship Endurance.

1932 – Benny Rothman leads the mass trespass of Kinder Scout, leading to substantial legal reforms pertaining to Right of Way in the United Kingdom.

1955 – The Bandung Conference ends: 29 non-aligned nations of Asia and Africa finish a meeting that condemns colonialism, racism, and the Cold War.

1967 – Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."

1990 – STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery.

2006 – King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.


* more information can be found here.