Festivals

Within the Kemetic Orthodox faith, we celebrate many festivals, both ancient and modern. These include major holidays such as Wep Ronpet (the Kemetic New Year), Aset Luminous, and Wag Festival. All of these festivals and many more (there's nearly one for every day of the year!) can be found in the ancient calendars.

While we do celebrate the ancient traditions, we don't always know exactly how every festival was celebrated or all of the ritual events which took place. As a living and modern faith, we find as much information as we can on these ancient traditions and celebrate them in a modern way, both together in person and from afar. We've also created some entirely modern celebrations to honor the Gods.

In the blog posts below, you can read about some of our celebrations, written by our members. Be sure to check back regularly, as we hope to keep getting new posts added!

Festival Blog

On the afternoon of August 30th, 2013, I stepped off the train in Joliet, Illinois, the home of Tawy House -- the House of Netjer’s main temple -- and the city in which approximately twenty-five members of the faith would celebrate the Kemetic New Year in just four days time. Daryt and Meza were there to greet me at the station, offering welcoming hugs and answering my many questions on our drive back to the retreat hotel.

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On July 2, 2012, eleven Northeast-region members of the House of Netjer (and one friend) came together for a festival gathering for Aset Luminous at my house in north-central New Jersey (a.k.a. The Eye of Ra Watches over Them Shrine). After snacks and the first round of socializing, we settled in to perform a heka prayer ritual for Hemet and her family, asking for Aset's blessing on them during a difficult time. The ritual, featuring libations, bell ringing, and a card signed with well-wishes, was deeply powerful and moving.

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