7th Annual Spring Equinox Circle & Ostara Egg Hunt
Time & Location
About the Event
*2020 Announcement: Please note: if you are new to this event, please read EVERYTHING carefully! Last year lots of folks got lost and missed the egg hunt, and we want everyone to participate who wants to! The map for this address doesn't necessarily take you where you need to go, so please read the directions below.
It's almost time for our 7th annual Ostara event! Feel free to bring friends and family to enjoy this celebration together!
This event is always free thanks to the generous work of our volunteers and fundraising efforts through the year by the organizers of the Magic Valley Pagans & Witches, The Kindred Cauldron, and kind donations from our community members. Donations are always appreciated and welcome and go to help support future community events just like this.
Gather your younglings, witchlings, changelings and hatchlings and join us outside to welcome SPRING on Saturday, March 21st for our Annual Ostara Egg Hunt!
This event begins promptly at 11am- please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to park, find a spot for your altar items and set down your potluck items.
10:00am Volunteers Set-up & Hide Eggs (we need helpers!) 11:00am Opening Circle 11:20am Egg Hunt Begins! 11:45am Potluck Feast 12:30pm Closing Circle Clean up & tear down, fire tended.
Fun, Food & Fire! Kids not required- come as you are and gather with Kindred Spirits as we welcome Spring!
No Pagan celebration is really complete without a meal to go along with it. After the egg hunt, we'll enjoy music and a potluck feast around a warm fire.
All are welcome!
What to Bring:
1. A potluck dish to share, enough for 8-10 people, and serving ware for your dish.
2. Magic Valley Pagans & Witches will provide all the firewood, drinks, plates, utensils, napkins and cups.
3. Anything you need to be comfortable outdoors for the weather- coats, blankets, etc.
4. Items for the community altar- fresh flowers, painted eggs, candles, statuary- anything you want to add! You will take home anything you bring, or you can offer it to the Earth as desired.
There is a large playground and plenty of running and climbing space for the kids. Picnic tables and benches aplenty for seating, though you are welcome to bring camping chairs or bench cushions for your comfort. Rustic bathrooms are located nearby and throughout the park. BYO hand sanitizer or wet wipes is suggested.
DIRECTIONS: Rock Creek Park is located off of Addison in Twin. There are two main park entrances- one is the 'RV Park' and the other is the main entrance for day use. We will be located on the day use side near the upper playground (over the big bridge, across the river) in the large shelter with firepit. For additional directions to the park: http://www.twinfallscounty.org/parks/parks/rock-creek/
We could always use more helpers. We're not kidding, either- we need hundreds of eggs and goodies to stuff them with! If you'd like to donate dyed eggs, plastic eggs, egg stuffers such as candies, treats, or small toys, or volunteer for set up or clean-up, contact Solaris or David at email@example.com.
The spring equinox marks the time when the sun passes over the celestial equator. Many kindred spirits observe the day as a festival that celebrates the season’s change from Dark Winter to brightening Spring.
Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. Eggs, bunnies, early flowers, and bright new colors are associated with this Sabbat, or holy day. Now is a good time to use Spring to work on magic related to rebirth and growth.
Much like the Autumn Equinox, it's a season of balance, in which we see equal amounts of darkness and light. However, unlike the Fall harvest celebrations, it's the time when instead of dying, the Earth is springing back to life!