Holidays and Traditions
Inspiration for Unitarian Universalists comes from many sources so at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship we have a wide array of celebrations. These celebrations bring us together as a community and help us stay connected with our deepest values.
- In October we often have a large Halloween Festival that happens at dusk and involves a dozen or so skits that are intentionally non-frightening for young children.
- Throughout the year we have nature based celebrations that draw from ancient earth-centered traditions around the summer and winter solstices, the spring and fall equinoxes and the cross quarter days.
- In the winter we pay attention to Christmas and have a candlelight Christmas Eve service which is full of music from the choir. We also celebrate the new UU winter holiday of “Chalica.” We frequently also create a celebration around Hanukkah.
- On Thanksgiving we have an All-Fellowship Potluck for those who would like to share the holiday with other people. We have a similar potluck on Christmas.
- In the spring we pay attention to Passover and Easter.
- On Memorial Day we have a tradition of honoring the names and memory of Fellowship Members whose names appear on our standing memorial stones.
- In August we frequently have an All Fellowship Retreat at the Mattole Camp and Conference Center.