Saturday, 7 May 2011

It's World Labyrinth Day Today!


World Labyrinth Day is celebrated every year on the first Saturday of May. Held since 2009, this new event was created by The Labyrinth Society in order to celebrate labyrinths "as a symbol, a tool, a passion or a practice." Some ways to celebrate include: educating the public, hosting walks, building permanent or temporary labyrinths, creating labyrinth art, etc. As you may recall from a previous post, The Labyrinth Society also helped to create the popular World-Wide Labyrinth Locator.

This morning I will walk the Riverdale Labyrinth here in Edmonton. And this afternoon I may rake and tidy up our backyard labyrinth if the soil is now dry enough (the snow has only recently melted in that part of our yard).

20 comments:

Francie said...

This is a new day to me but one worth celebrating. I will walk at 1 p.m. today!

Lois said...

Happy World Labyrinth Day!!!

DEZMOND said...

what a peculiar and super charming world holiday!
I do love me some labyrinths.

sophie...^5 said...

The society may only be in its infancy but it is so intriguing...shall take a gander with my dads at your links!

sophie...^5 said...

PS..this is Ron..I just sought out the labyrinth locators in NS and it turns out I know one of the people promoting their walks. Small world or is it a small province!

Dark Mother said...

I've always wanted a stone labyrinth in my backyard....perhaps one day I'll get to that big project.

Enjoy your day!

Linda in New Mexico said...

I was introduced to labyrinth walking 8 yers ago. There are two public ones here and then there are 4 that you can make appointments to walk. I didn't realize the meditative qualities before, but now I can't go without the walks now. How fabulous that you have one in your yard.
The kids have drawn one on the driveway several times and now they know how intricate a job it is. Happy DAY.

laughingwolf said...

a gooder, deb... unlike the disney flick with 'sting'... :(

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I wonder how much room a person would need to do a maze..not a giant one but maby a med. size one?

laurie said...

oh my,, I love this,, I love Labyriths,, I had stones layed out in a labyrith pattern at my house,, and I then painted it..I know that the power of walking in the labyrinth is quite healing for some,, I hope to one day have this pleasure.This is an amazing photo,, thankyou so much for sharing,, its beatiful the Hebrew meaning of your name,,lovely.

LaelShine said...

Squeeee,we have a Labyrinth! I've never experienced one but I know it'd be right up my alley.
Does it go on for a length of time or is it a one day only thing?

Happpy Day to you as well, and thanks so much for stopping by my blog:)

mistress maddie said...

Did you find a intresting one to go explore?

Intuitive Goddess said...

How is Your wondeful Labyrinth?
Are we going to see more pics soon?

Blueberry said...

Very cool! And I want to thank you for all the labyrinth postings. I have learned some things.

Jim said...

Thanks for this great reference Debra!

Her Speak said...

I had no idea such a holiday existed--but I like it. :) I might have to watch "Labyrinth" tonight.

Little Known Fact: David Bowie and I are married. ;)

Cinner said...

It just dawned on me we live in the same city and I think you have such an exciting life, and yet alot of this goes on so near to me but I don't even realize it. I hope you get time to play in your labrynth in your yard. have a great day. I hope the sun shines for us. take care.

thekittybugle said...

You always have such interesting posts. Thanks for dropping by Mischief Meg, she says meeow x

Donna B said...

One of my neighbors made a labyrinth in her backyard. I need to go visit her. I suggested we have lunch back there, and I would bring some wonderful music, fruits and nuts...

Blueberry said...

A friend of mine mentioned the labyrinth at her UU church (a local one). I looked it up, and you can see it here: 3315 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park, TX.