Shava's view of Hromnice Day

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos from Hromnice Day in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Shava writes:

Yesterday, in the Shire of Shattered Oak, we were assured that spring would soon be here--not a sunny day. ("The day of Hromnice (pronounced HROM-nyi-tseh) is an important day for Czech weather-related folklore. It falls on February 2nd, the same day the popular Groundhog Day is celebrated in the United States. And no wonder - both are based on the same ancient Celtic tradition. The Czech word *Hromnice* is derived from sanctified "hromnice" candles that were lit on the night of February 2nd if there was a thunderstorm (thunder = *hrom*).") It was also a day for the celebration of 20 years since Kindorn Broadbelt and Margarite Chanson decided they were bored and brought out their armour and had a practice in their back yard. A time to share with friends--the highlight of my day was a discussion of how the SCA has changed over the years with people whose experience ranged from 1 to 34 years (yup, we walked to events uphill both ways back then). Fighting, feasting and friends. What more can one want?

My view of the event can be found by clicking on "original article" below.

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