The long night ends.
MOTHER WINTER HAS ARRIVED WHISPERING HER SONG TO THE SLUMBERING SUN KING. A dream awakens AND The earth STIRS ONCE MORE AS magical creatures of a child's imagination ECHOE THROUGH THE NIGHT.
THE Winter Solstice has come. The longest night GIVES BIRTH TO The Pagan New Year.
WE WELCOME YOU TO play and party, TO let loose your WILDEST SELF.
Join us, now, in the long night and the endless dream.
Expect: a PLACE OF wonders, rituals, games and sweet sweet deep house. Expect a party like no other. Its a killer New Years party. With a pagan twist.
Costume: Mythical creatures, wonderful monster and faire folk of old. Let your imagintion take over. This is a masquerade, with an invitation to unmask, when midnight begins.
National Calendar of India
The Saka calendar used as the official civil calendar in the country is the National Calendar of India. It is used in India besides the Gregorian calendar by the Gazette of India, news broadcasts by All India Radio, calendars and communication document issued by control of Government of India. The Saka calendar, often referred as the Hindu calendar is originally named as Saka Samvat. It is also used for the calculation days of religious significance in the Hindu Religion in the country. You will always find a Saka calendar alongside a Gregorian Calender in an Indian Home.
Formation of Saka Calendar
In the Indian civil calendar, the initial period is the Saka Era. The Calendar is said to have begun with King Salivahana's accession to the throne. It is used as a reference for most astronomical works in Sanskrit literature written after 500 AD. The calculation of ‘thitis’ i.e. dates in this Calendar are done in accordance with the actual positions of Sun and Moon in the universe. In the Saka calendar, the year 2009 AD is 1932.
Adoption of Saka Calendar as National Calendar
The current national calendar of India i.e. the Saka Calendar was adopted as the National Calendar in 1957 by the Calendar Reform Committee which also made efforts to coincide the astronomical data and harmonize the usage of this calendar after rectification of some local errors. It came into usage from March 22, 1957 according to the Gregorian calendar which was actually Saka Era, Chaitra 1, 1879 according to the Saka Samvat. It was adopted as the National calendar in order to synchronize the usage of 30 different kinds of Calendar used in India at that time.
An Overview of the Saka Calendar
Saka Calendar is said to have begun from the vernal equinox of A.D. 79. The usage of the Calendar began from aka Era 1879, Chaitra 1, which corresponds to A.D. 1957 March 22. . . .