At the spring equinox we celebrate Isis, the great mother goddess who brings new life, creates families, gives birth to Horus, brought Osiris back to life, is a healer, magician and midwife, and the first earthly queen of Egypt. At the ancient festival of Shem el Nessim, still celebrated by modern Egyptians, families picnicked and went walking in the country. We’ll decorate eggs with Egyptian protective symbols, sing, drum, dance and share some seasonal foods. Bring your drum or other instruments, and if you would like, bring a dish to share. Families with children are welcome.
All are invited to join Osireion for this public ceremony on Sunday, March 23, 1:00 00 PM at Cayce Riverwalk Park Pavilion. This beautiful park runs along the Congaree River, and the Pavilion is the large picnic shelter just inside the main entrance (beside restrooms), at the intersection of Axtell and Naples (“N” Avenue) in Cayce, SC. The entire park is ADA-compliant, with plenty of adjacent parking. Come early and explore the wonderful Riverwalk itself. Note that we will begin on time, and must be out of the park by dusk.