A few weeks ago I posted on TiKouka about our crazy New Zealand calendar. My angle was the lack of well-placed holidays, and that because a northern calendar was imposed on us everything’s back to front and upside down.
Today Ruth Gardner provides another, deeper view in Restoring the Resonance:
When we in Aotearoa New Zealand see Christmas cards with pictures of snow and robin redbreasts, it leads us to feel that the “real” Christmas is somewhere else, and this reinforces our disconnection from the natural world. When our seasonal celebrations coincide with the natural seasons we feel more connected and in harmony with the earth.
Read Ruth’s post for more on the deeper aspects of the seasons.