Yesterday, I learned of the passing of two people upon whose shoulders we stand. Mrs. Mary Jean Price Walls and Rev. William E. Pitts were people whose local connection to the City of Springfield and Missouri State University changed us forever. Both passed from this earthly plane after living lives that changed many of us […]
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Cultural and religious observances
Krishna Janmashtami Culture/religion: Hindu Date: August 11 Janmashtami is an annual Hindu festival celebrating the anniversary of the birth of Lord Krishna. Krishna is known as the 8th incarnation of the god Vishnu. It is observed, according to the Hindu luni-solar calendar, on the eighth day of the dark fortnight, which overlaps with August/September on […]
Culture or religion: Pagan/Wiccan Date: August 1 Lughnasadh (pronounced loo’nass’ah) is a harvest festival that derives from Old Gaelic and falls about halfway through summer solstice and autumn equinox. Pagans celebrate at a time when traditionally the first crops were ready to harvest. The celebration includes the ritual cutting and offering of the first […]
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