The annual cycle of lactation in animals has traditionally been something to celebrate.
Date: 1/21/2019 11:54:23 AM ( 31 d ) ... viewed 163 times
I've got certain genetic activations that are deeply aligned with the new year. Every tradition that has a new year is of interest to me. We have the Celtic New Year on February 1st/2nd known as: Imbolc. Imbolc means ewe's milk. The Imbolc festival inspires me to research other traditional milk festivals as I suspect there are more.
In Ireland's "... days gone by, the most important time of the year for dairy produce and butter production was May Day, or Bealtaine, which ran from dusk on the 30th April to dusk on the 1st of May."
"A Romanian peasant farmer waits for her sheep's milk to be weighed at a Measurement of the Milk festival, Botiza, Maramures, Romania.
"This tiny village in the north of France is the setting for an annual milk festival attracting farmers from across the Nord department. Taking place every year in September, the one-day event will allow visitors to marvel at 100 different specimens of cow and sample some of the area’s finest dairy products. ..."
"The Goatmilk Festival originated in 2003 due to the initiative of the Bulgarian journalist Diana Ivanova. ... Since then, it has grown into an international cultural festival which enjoys some popularity. There is a video documentary ... The festival takes place in May of each year and is always dedicated to a selected theme. ..."
 My conception occurred on January 1st!
 "The Magic of Irish Milk":
And: "...in early May (usually the first or second Sun), are the Measuring of the Milk Festivals, in the Apuseni Mountains, where shepherds compete to see whose sheep and goats are the biggest producers of milk; great carousing follows the ritual milking.":
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