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    Winternights Folkish Heathen Festival Oct 2-4 Near DC



    http://www.folkishwinternights.com/winternights.html

    Winter Nights or Old Norse Veturnætur was a Norse winter festival that was initially celebrated in pre-Christian Scandinavia and can be seen as the Nordic equivalent to Samhain, a Celtic festival. The festival marked the beginning of the winter half of the year, and the start of the Wild Hunt. At this time the breeding cattle would be taken inside from the fields, and the rest of the herds slaughtered which was a necessity for the Nordic people to live through the winter. It was said by Snorri Sturluson that Winter Nights is one of the three most important festivals. This festival also marks the end of the summer and start of the winter meaning the end of the harvest work and it was a time to celebrate.


    Schedule of Events:
    Friday, October 2nd, 2009


    1:00 PM - Confederation of Folkish Heathens arrival
    3:00 PM - Guests arrival
    6:00 PM - Dinner
    7:30 PM - Faining - Der Heidevolkstamm
    8:45 PM - Live music (Band TBA)


    Saturday, October 3rd, 2009


    9:00 AM - Breakfast
    10:00 AM - MMA tournament / Children's nature walk
    11:00 AM - Archery tournament/martial events, live music
    1:00 PM - Lunch
    2:00 PM - Hexology presentation/workshop
    3:30 PM- The Grimmest of all magical workshops
    5:00 PM - Dinner
    6:00 PM - Live music - Changes
    8:00 PM - Faining - Wolves of Vinland
    9:30 PM - Formal sumble

    Sunday, October 4th, 2009


    9:00 AM - Breakfast
    10:00 AM - Faining - Irmin Folk
    11:00 AM - Clean up/departure
    Presentations and Workshops:

    These will be held in the craft cabins, except for the Hex workshop (needs table space).

    * Hunter will do a lecture on Hexology and conduct a craft workshop.
    * Pat will do a presentation on Germanic magic.
    * Mike the bomb will do a workshop on metal casting.
    * Grimnir from the WoV will conduct a magic workshop.


    Confirmed bands are:

    * Changes
    * In Death I Become
    * Wodanorden
    * Norsewind
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    Norsewind is a local band from my area, and I know them personally. I wasn't going to go because it would be to difficult to find proper transportation all the way there, but I haven't seen them play in a while and I might actually be able to get a ride there from them. So, now I'm considering it.

    If it's the same Norsewind I know (which I think it is, this is the sort of event they would play) then I will most likely be there.

    This is me with them and my fiancé at a local festival. Does anyone know if this is the same band that will be playing there?


    I have to call my fiancé and see if he still has the number, so I can call and see if it's the band I'm thinking of. This would be so much fun if it is. Is anyone else considering attending? Perhaps we'll see one another there.
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    Sounds fun, but that's pretty far from here. Still, I'll see if I can talk my fiancée into going on Saturday.

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