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You might be surprised to find
that most present holiday
celebrations originated
as solar events!


Milesian Celebrations may appear to mimic current celebrations, especially religious ones. The reverse is more truthful.  Stone Age Man discovered relationships between seasons and specific solar events. So they celebrated them. Celebrations marked Solstices and Equinoxes.
    Over our next 5,000 years, various religions exploited these solar celebrations by providing new “explanations” for their significance. An examination of our world’s religious observances will show they owe their “timeliness” to solar events. (Date discrepancies now occur because of faulty calendars over several thousand years.) Most popular for sheer numbers of these "celebrations" was March Equinox, but nothing comes close in popularity as December Solstice's substitute, Christmas! Milesians celebrate all solar events . . . plus some others!
December Solstice  June Solstice  Anemos  Conception Day

 
 
  
   Milesians Celebrate
   December Solstice

Northern hemisphere humans celebrated this shortest day of their year before they knew how to record history. Originally called Winter Solstice, it celebrated an end of one year and start of another. Stonehenge in England, and our world’s oldest surviving man-made structure — New Grange in Ireland — were among many devices constructed by Stone Age men to precisely calculate when solstice occurred.
     Thousands of years later, their knowledge of our galaxy inspired construction of Egypt’s pyramids and Greece’s Acropolis. As Europe’s most significant celebration, Winter Solstice was exploited by various cults and religions. In our 4th century AD, King Constantine decreed that it would be celebrated as Christ’s birthday.
    Brightly decorated trees or logs, gift giving and celebratory feasts — which had been an integral part of Winter Solstice for more than 10,000 years—lost their original identity and helped Christians celebrate Christmas. This act could be referred to as one of our world’s original acts of commercialization.
    Milesians decorate Bright Trees, exchange gifts and cards, sing songs, and partake of specially prepared food and drink — just as Stone Age man celebrated this important milestone of their year. Religious symbols will not be found on our Bright Trees which are “topped”, instead, with a sun ornament. Each year, December Solstice's precise minute is widely publicized. It is a very special moment in a Milesian's year and occurs December 21st or 22nd. In our Southern Hemisphere it is our longest day.


        2010 December Solstice occurs on the 21st at 8:38 p.m.EST
                                            (23:38 p.m. International Time)

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Milesians Celebrate Anemos
to honour our pasts

For our ancients, “Anemos” described a “wind” or “spirit” of bygone years. Twice a year Milesians honour traditions and heritage of their unique pasts with this special festive gathering — “Anemos”. Regardless of any religious affiliations, family and friends gather to enjoy those events and practices that formed an important part of their lives. With our melting pot world that now exists, many families change themes for each Anemos celebration so no member of a family or group is neglected. If our past is blurred we undertake research into our history to better understand and preserve it. A feature of every Anemos celebration occurs when each participant reads or recites a story, quote or little-known fact to provide an insight into their past and honour family members, historians, poets or writers who preserved it.
    Exact timing for March Equinox was known by Stone Age people more than 8,00o years ago. Over centuries, religious groups attached their own signifances to this solar event so that our world now observes its greatest number of religious events at this time of year. Over centuries, crude calendars introduced date discrepencies so a solar connection with an event was often lost. Religions also attempted to suppress this celebration by replacing it with their own.
    We believe that we can only start to separate state and church when we learn to separate our cultures from our world’s religions.
    Milesians share details of various cultural practices associated with March Equinox by forwarding details to their local Facilitator or Milesian headquarters.

           2008 September Equinox occurs on the 22nd at 8:44 p.m. EST
                                           (15:44. International Time)
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Milesians Celebrate
Summer Solstice

           

    Humans celebrated Summer Solstice, our longest day of our year, before they knew how to record history. June Solstice is still celebrated in many parts of our world, especially in Scandinavia and England.    
      Originally called Summer Solstice, it celebrated our year’s midpoint. Stonehenge in England, and our world's oldest surviving man-made structure — Newgrange in Ireland — were among many devices constructed by Stone Age humans to precisely calculate when solstices occurred.
    In a futile attempt to curtail celebration of what they called a pagan celebration, Catholic Church officials made it St. John The Baptist Day. It is one of only a few Saints’ Days that Catholics celebrate even when it occurs on Sunday.
   It was a ribald celebration with bonfires, drinking, and boisterous activities that lasted all night long. Nine months later societies observing this holiday experienced a very high birth rate. Our practice of holding June Weddings originated with June Solstice as they were thought to be fruitful.
    Milesian families and friends gather around Bonfires, exchange cards, sing songs, and partake of specially prepared food and drink — just as when Stone Age humans celebrated this important milestone in their year — but we celebrate without those ribald activities.
    Each year, June Solstice’s precise minute is widely publicized. It occurs June 20th or 21st. In our Southern Hemisphere it is our year’s shortest day.
          2008 June Solstice occurs on the 20th at 8.59 a.m.EST
                                     (June 20th, 12.59 p.m. International Time)

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Milesians Celebrate
Conception Day

       

If you really think about it, our most important event occurred when we got started — when our life began!
     Nothing we accomplish in life could happen if we did not get started. Milesians celebrate this special moment in history with greeting cards — especially from thankful children to their mothers and fathers.
     Determining exactly when Conception occurred can cause some debate, but that isn’t our point. Usually, we can narrow down that magic moment by adding three months to a person’s birth date to determine their “starting date”.
     For example, one of our western world’ s highest birth rate periods results because of Valentine’s Day — mid November. Running a close second is October's first week because of New Years. Many of our distant ancestors had late March birthdays because of June Solstice. Have you thought of when you got started?
    Above is an electronic image of a male sperm attached to an egg at the moment of fertilization.
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