25th 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.

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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Fading Sun Flower, Autumn 2007: 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:
Abadir and Iraja and companions (Coptic Church)
Cadoc
Ceolfrith
Finbarr
Sergius of Radonezh (repose)

Festival:
Armed Forces Day or Revolution Day (Mozambique)

Also on this day:

303 – On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona is beheaded in Amiens, France.

1066 – The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking invasions of England.

1804 – The Teton Sioux (a subdivision of the Lakota) demand one of the boats from the Lewis and Clark Expedition as a toll for moving further upriver.

1906 – In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the remote control. Still hard to find...

1962 – The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is formally proclaimed. Ferhat Abbas is elected President of the provisional government.

1983 – Maze Prison escape: 38 republican prisoners, armed with 6 handguns, hijack a prison meals lorry and smash their way out of the Maze prison. It is the largest prison escape since WWII and in British history.

1996 – The last of the Magdalene Asylums closes in Ireland.

2002 – The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.

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