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Dear Byron Shire Council

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Day of the Dead ceremony in Mullumbimby

On Sunday about 200 people gathered to laugh, to cry, to mourn and to remember loved ones who have passed away, at the annual Day of the Dead Ceremony which this year was held at Heritage Park in Mullumbimby.

Day of the Dead ceremony, Nov 21

Local celebrant and Deathwalker, Zenith Virago will facilitate a Day of the Dead Ceremony at the fig tree in Heritage Park, Mullumbimby, on Sunday.

Let’s talk about death

Between pagan and christian days of observance – All Hallow’s Eve, All Saints Day, All Souls Day and the Day of the Dead – this week every year is traditionally a time to remember those who have flown away to the next place.

Day of the Dead ceremony powerful and healing

A celebration of those who have died will be held this Sunday at the Crystal Castle – facilitator Zenith Virago says the ceremony is an opportunity for everyone to come together for those who have died, are dying, or who are lost to us in some way.

S Sorrensen’s Here & Now: Into the light

It’s a dark night. Not stormy, but very dark. No moon can be seen through the canopy, only stars flashing their history. ‘Ow,’ I blurt as a twig slips between the straps of my sandals and spears my right foot.

Day of the Dead postponed

The annual Day of the Dead ceremony at Crystal Castle due to take place this coming Sunday has been postponed to November 26 owing to wet weather. Gates open with free entry at 3.30pm for an inclusive Ceremony of Love & Remembrance.

A chance to remember those we have lost

Now in its ninth year, the Day of the Dead ceremony is an opportunity for everyone to come together to honour and remember our loved ones who have died, are dying, or are lost to us in some way.

Day of the Dead comes to life at Crystal Castle

On Sunday people from across the northern rivers made a pilgrimage to Crystal Castle to remember family members or friends who have died in a way that goes beyond the usual religious blandishments.

Community advocacy

I am a small business owner of Byron Central Apartments. Tamara Smith MP has recently supported us on two separate occasions advocating effectively with...

Swivel by name, drivel by nature

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Go Thistles!

Lismore Thistles Soccer Club has launched the Thistles Acceleration Program, in the process becoming the city’s only player development academy.