In anticipation of the likelihood that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to require social distancing into late May and early June, we have decided to postpone Three Rivers Festival to the weekend of July 23rd-26th, 2020. This is our optimistic projection, and fervent hope that we are able to gather at that time.
This new date coincides with our annual Lugh-centred festival “Heart of One Festival” (HOOF) at Thornhaven. As a result, Lugh will be the patron of Three Rivers this year, and while we will retain the theme of “Renewal”, we will also celebrate Lugh and build a shrine in his honour.
May the gods and our ancestors keep us safe until we can come together.
Save the date!
This year, the Thornhaven Sacred Centre will be hosting the Three Rivers Festival on June 4th to 7th, 2020.
This year’s theme, of renewal, has many layers. It holds the concept of the cycle, of moving back to the same place, but in a new form. It is about shedding the old, and moving toward the place of beginnings. It’s about tapping into the lessons and energies accumulated in the past to reshape in a new form. And it’s about embracing the end of something, to start fresh.
With the completion last year of the nemeton oaths, it is the end of one cycle, and the start of a new one. With it being the first year at Thornhaven, and with the ordination of a new priest, we will be witness to the beginning of something new, but which draws from the past all the strength, magic, and memory of the last 10 years of Three Rivers Festival.
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Last weekend, we held our Annual General Meeting and worked out our plans for the 2019 season at Thornhaven. Here are our new event dates:
- Imbolic: Febrary 2nd, 2019
- Spring Equinox: March 23, 2019
- Beltane: May 4, 2019
- Solstice: June 22, 2019
- Lughnasad: July 26-29, 2019 (HOOF Lugh Retreat)
- Harvestide: Sept 21, 2019
- Samhain: Nov 2, 2019
- Yule: Dec 14, 2019
- Imbolic: Feb 1 2020
- Ogham Weekend: May 24-26, 2019
- HOOF Lugh Retreat: Lughnasad: July 26-29, 2019
Highday Schedule for 2018
Highday events take place at Thornhaven.
- Yule 2017: December 26th
- Imbolc: February 3rd
- Chaos/Spring Equinox: March 24th
- Beltaine: May 5th
- Midsummer: June 23rd
- Lughnasad: August 4th (Note: Lugh Fest will be from August 3rd-6th)
- Harvestide: September 22nd
- Samhain: November 3rd
- Yule 2018: December 15th
Location of gatherings will be confirmed. Visit our Facebook page or contact us to confirm the location.
- January 5th
- February 16th
- March 30th
- April 20th
- June 1st
- July 13th
- August 24th
- October 5th
- November 16th
Our Calendar has been updated, listing all the events that you can attend in the 2014-2015 year. Click on Calendar 2014-2015 and see what’s coming your way!
Happy Yuletide greetings to everyone!
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We’ve got big plans for the 2014-2015 season. Big Plans! We have plans for all the High Day (Sabbat) celebrations, upgrades to the land, and more community outreach. We hope you can make these events even more meaningful by sharing your good company with us!