Sat, 01 May|
Samhain & All Saints' Day
Mōrunga invites you to a celebration of seasons: Autumn! $55 per person
Time & Location
01 May 2021, 6:00 pm
Mōrunga , 356 Rangiwahia Road, Kimbolton 4774, New Zealand
About the event
Come and join us to celebrate the turning of the seasons!
- Learn more about Samhain and All Saints’ Day.
- Light the Samhain Bonfire with us, symbolically lighting the hearths of the community in anticipation of the colder, darker months (in ancient times it literally did that), and banish a habit or a worry in the Samhain flames.
- Light a candle for friends and loved ones who have passed on, taking time to reflect and remember, and take a candle blessed for All Saints' Day home.
- Join in a guided meditation where we embrace the Autumn cycle of letting go, of gratitude for the harvest (literally and figuratively), and light a symbolic flame of joy and hope to sustain us in the cold, wet, dark months ahead.
- Enjoy a Samhain-inspired feast served ‘family-style’ with courses served throughout the various activities and celebrations. A setting will be reserved for the dear departed.
May 1st is widely regarded as Samhain - a seasonal Sabbat. Samhain acknowledges the season of Autumn, and that we all follow the natural cycles of life – the rising and setting of the sun, the phases of the moon, the turning of the seasons, life and death. Autumn is a time to reflect on endings, and to celebrate the lives of friends and loved ones who have passed on.
All Saints' Day revolves around giving thanks for the lives and deaths of saints, including both those famous and obscure. The evening before All Saints’ Day became a holy, or hallowed, evening. From this became All Hallows Eve - nowadays known as Halloween. A holiday widely celebrated 31st October worldwide.
- For the starters enjoy a spiced apple warmer (non-alcoholic) served alongside an apple and almond curry soup and pumpkin-cider bread with chilli-pepper chutney.
- For the main course enjoy mulled wine (non-alcoholic) served alongside 'Bonfire Chilli' (a rich beef, pumpkin, and chocolate chilli) and walnut and golden raisin brown rice, with sides of colcannon, pomegranate glazed green beans, roasted honey carrots, and freshly baked bread rolls.
- For dessert enjoy 'heavenly' hot chocolate (you've never tasted heaven before this!) served with soul-cakes, spiced pumpkin pie, and an apple walnut crumble served with cream.
We have a limited capacity for this event - maximum of 30 people. There is only one 1st of May each year after all, so be sure to book your place.
We also do have a minimum number needed to go ahead with the evening. If we do not reach the minimum then sadly we will need to cancel.
Be sure to advise us if you have any allergies or sensitivities well before the 1st of May. We will do our best to accommodate and cater for you.
We reserve the right to vary the menu depending on seasonal availabilities, however whatever is served will honour Samhain and All Saints' Day.
Samhain & All Saints' Day
+$1.38 Service fee
Come and join with us to celebrate the turning of the seasons. Learn about Samhain and All Saints’ Day, light the bonfire, join in a guided meditation, light a candle for your own friends and loved ones who have passed on, and enjoy a Samhain-inspired feast served ‘family-style’.
+$1.38 Service fee0