Damanhur's New Year's Eve
Ring in the new year—in August! Damanhur celebrates its own calendar New Year's Eve on August 31. This magical evening typically begins with a music concert or some other form of celebration. Around the hour of midnight, each member of the Popolo Spirituale lights a personal candle, and all candles are placed together in a large hawk shape, forming a constellation (hence the name "Stellar Hawk"). This is a symbolic moment of connection between the Popolo and other points of life in the universe that are aligned with the intention of spiritual awakening.
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