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Title: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Asethepetwi on November 19, 2019, 11:27:46 pm
What's your favorite Kemetic holiday to celebrate and why?

Mine is definitely Aset Luminous because 1. She's my mother and it's one of Her most important rites, 2. It's really touching to me in any mean I can give it to it, it's a festival that can mess with the depths of my Heart
The Mysteries of Wesir are very special too, for some reason I get really dedicated to my Wesirian celebration hahaha
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Tawa'ubast on November 19, 2019, 11:36:53 pm
I have a deep fondness of Chewing Onions for Bast! :)
It's a festival that I can celebrate with my fiance, (with his love of onions) and we will make french onion soup and a dessert and offer them.  Once we made paper onions with things we wanted Bast/-Mut to devour and fed them into a flame.

Opet is also very important to me, with Mom being synced with Mut.
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Tasedjeb on November 20, 2019, 12:29:34 am
Beautiful Reunion. I love love. And that time when spring turns into summer and the days are long.
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Shezatwepwawet on November 20, 2019, 08:23:23 am
Beautiful Reunion, Aset Luminous, and Wep Ronpet.
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Senuwierneheh on November 20, 2019, 08:38:21 am
Beautiful Reunion!  Because it's Mama Hethert and love and reunion and joy!  (I too love the days of increasing sunlight.)

Senebty,
Neheh....
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Yinepuemsaes on November 20, 2019, 11:04:28 am
Wep Ronpet.  It makes me feel like the whole world is new.
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Tatuayinepu on November 20, 2019, 02:45:45 pm
Wep Ronpet, Wesir Mysteries, Festival of the Winged Disc and any jackal holidays.
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Tasedjeb on November 20, 2019, 02:53:59 pm
Beautiful Reunion!  Because it's Mama Hethert and love and reunion and joy!  (I too love the days of increasing sunlight.)

Senebty,
Neheh....

<3

It seems so faraway now.  I mean the Wesir Mysteries are profound . . . but it's so DARK all the time. 

Senebty,

Taji
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Padjaiemweru on November 20, 2019, 03:36:33 pm
I love to celebrate Wep Ronpet (new years, in August), as there are so many fun and deeply spiritual things happening in a small space of time, but it also helps remind me of the connections I have to actual people that I've met over the years, face to face!

I am also a fan of Chewing Onions before Bast, but even getting onion rings with a burger makes me think of Mom with a smile on my face.

I "celebrate" Moomas by sending cards (and warm wishes and prayer) out, but don't do much else, come to think of it...

I also like to celebrate my RPD/Naming time (only 2 days apart from each other), as a celebration of my becoming part of this wonderful community, and of allt hat I have learned of my Parents, Beloved, and other Names through the years.

There are other celebrations, but those are the ones I catch myself looking forward to the most :D
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Tanebet on November 20, 2019, 11:21:36 pm
Wesir Mysteries, Wep Ronpet, every Heru related holiday
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Tatuayinepu on November 21, 2019, 12:07:29 am
Wesir Mysteries, Wep Ronpet, every Heru related holiday

All the Heru's!
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Tanebet on November 21, 2019, 04:03:09 am
Wesir Mysteries, Wep Ronpet, every Heru related holiday

All the Heru's!

Never enough, never enough (biased not biased)
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Taswauyinepu on November 21, 2019, 01:24:42 pm
I’d say my favorite big holidays are Moomas/Return of the Wandering Eye and Wep Ronpet!

Wep Ronpet because new year, new beginnings, new god over the year to get to know and learn from. All good stuff!

Moomas was the first holiday I was able to celebrate with my local House family! It was just before I became a shemsu, just before being divined, and I was meeting these folks for the first time. It really made me feel welcome to the community, and I have Piri and Neshnyt and Khenne and Meti to thank for that! A few short days after celebrating Moomas with them, I was divined, and one of my beloveds is Hethert-Nut! The celestial cow Herself! So the holiday holds a special place in my heart. 💜

I’m also, of course, thrilled with the few smaller holidays my Father has! I try to celebrate those as well~

💜 Taswau
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Ankhetbast on November 21, 2019, 08:58:14 pm
Wep Ronpet and the Great Festival of Bast in the spring.
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Maretemheqat on November 22, 2019, 11:43:15 am
Wesir Mysteries. Strangely enough. Wep Ronpet is fun, yes, but there seems to be something so cathartic about the Wesir Mysteries. A quiet stillness, inward reflection and a peace in silence.

Senebty,
~Mesetibes
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Taqerisenu on November 22, 2019, 04:23:33 pm
I love Wep Ronpet and the Epagomenal Days best, though it's also a bit exhausting, because I really do try to celebrate on all the days. Heru-Dad and I share the same birthday, so that makes it extra special.

I also love Beautiful Reunion. It falls around the same time of year as Pride, so I'm always a big mess of emotions about love, courage, and community.

Aset Luminous has also proven to be an exceptionally profound, though quiet and personal, celebration for the past five or so years. Nebt-het pushed me to celebrate it with more intentionality and reflection, and I've found myself having more and more meaningful interactions with Aset, ever since.
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Shezatwepwawet on November 25, 2019, 08:18:47 am
I love Wep Ronpet and the Epagomenal Days best, though it's also a bit exhausting, because I really do try to celebrate on all the days. Heru-Dad and I share the same birthday, so that makes it extra special.

I did a double take for a moment because before the last calendar calibration, my birthday was on Heru's day. Now it's the last day of the year. (AKA mad scramble to pack for Retreat.)
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Shukheperas_ankhi on November 25, 2019, 06:35:00 pm
I think the one holiday that I always celebrate is Chewing Onions for Bast - I either make something with onions, or Abet and I go out and have a blooming onion at Outback Steakhouse.  Last year, my partner sent me money for a fancy dinner there to help us celebrate. We brought my Bast plush with us, and it was quite silly and fun. 

I do enjoy Wep Ronpet, though I imagine I'll like it more when I can either visit Retreat or at least go to the East Coast Retreat.  It's a bit more fun now that Abet is involved, though!

I actually just attended my first Wesir Mysteries and I felt a lot of things.  I've never felt particularly drawn to Wesir until this past year.  I've been dealing with a lot of death in my family (both furkids and humans) and it's been hard.  It's made me reach out in places I never thought I would - Nebt-het and Wesir, mostly.  So, I think this holiday has probably meant the most to me this year.   
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Kaede Ennead on November 30, 2019, 03:30:34 pm
Even though I'm Kemetic, I LOVE Christmas. I'm the only Kemetic in a Christian family and I share Christmas with the gods. I bring them gifts and put them in my altar. I hate for them to be left out so I celebrate with them.
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Neshnytyinepu on December 09, 2019, 07:50:59 pm
Em hotep, everyone!

For me, Wag Festival is my favorite. It's such a bittersweet, joyous time for me, one of remembrance and celebration. It feels wholly different from the Akhu Rite, despite similarities in the rites themselves.

I also enjoy the Wesir Mysteries, for the quiet reflection and inner stillness that seems to come with the Vigil in particular.

And, a smaller festival that is nonetheless precious to me, the Feast of Clothing Yinepu. I keep feeling drawn to expand/rediscover this festival for modern times.

Senebty,
Neshnyt
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: TahekerutAset on June 21, 2020, 01:18:53 am
I love Aset Luminous since Aset is my Mother.  I love this festival.  I can't put into words why.  Birthday of Aset, with the Beautiful Throne, Thrice Great Goddess.  I love that this is a 19 day festival for Aset. 

I love the Procession of Nebet Het (6 days).  It's a part of the larger Khnum-Ra Procession.  Nebet Het doesn't have enough holidays so I celebrate this for Her. 

Return of the Wandering Eye Goddess.  I love the Eye of Ra festivals.  So many Goddesses to honor!  I love that this is a 16 day festival.  A goddess to honor each day! 

Opet is important to me because of Mut, Sekhmet-Mut and Bast-Mut. 

And the 10 day festival of the Birthday of Shu and Tefnut.

And any festival for Wepwawet.   
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Tjemsy on June 21, 2020, 01:45:00 pm
Beautiful Reunion!! <3 I also really like Wep Ronpet, but honestly I think that's more about Retreat than anything.

I have actually given my deities gifts for Moomas, as well! Candy canes and whatnot, and putting things in those lil mini gift bags and putting the little mini gift bows all over the shrine. I haven't done it for a while, tho. :(
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Setjezusenu on June 22, 2020, 06:24:45 am
I think Wep Ronpet is the holiday I've celebrated most consistently,  and the only one I celebrated before joining KO. I love the feeling of renewal, and getting to focus on one name each for the Epagomenal days.

I also really love the Beautiful Reunion. It's just so happy and joyous and it always makes me smile. Plus Hethert and Heru-Wer are both in my lineup.

I do appreciate the Wesir Mysteries, too. They feel deep and important and I appreciate that.
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Shenuty on June 23, 2020, 11:35:41 am
Oooh, I love this question! My favorite holidays are probably the Wesir Mysteries and Wep Ronpet. :P I also never miss Chewing Onions for Bast, somehow, so it's slowly worked it's way into my heart! <3
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Ma'atnofret on June 23, 2020, 02:50:01 pm
I think my top KO holidays are...
Beautiful Reunion
Return of the Eye
Wep Ronpet
Moomas
Chewing Onions for Bast
Chewing Cucumbers for Sekhmet
Victory Festival

Personal ‘holidays’ that mean something to me...
Summer and Winter solstice
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Sehedjef on July 09, 2020, 03:32:52 pm
My favorite holiday is Nebt-het's procession taking place on IV Akhet 01.  I like it because She gets to spend time with everyone present on that day, and at that time (around Halloween/All Souls/Saints Day/Day of the Dead) a large part of the world is thinking about and/or honoring their akhu.

For the more well known holidays, Wesir Mysteries would be my favorite.  ^_^

Senebty,
Sehedjef
Title: Re: What's your favorite Holiday?
Post by: Nesiwepwawet on July 13, 2020, 10:10:49 pm
Establishment of the Celestial Cow (Moomas) and Wep Ronpet, for sure are my favorites.


~ Nesi