From the woodstove in the kitchen, to the blacksmith’s forge, to the annual lighting of bonfires on November 5th and June 24th, fire has a firm place in the heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador. But fire also has meaning and significance in the culture and traditions of other places around the globe.
As part of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Festival on Fire, join provincial folklorist Dale Jarvis for a public talk on fire culture with three special guests.
Ebrahim Monajemi will speak on Iranian fire traditions and share his boyhood memories of New Year festivities in Iran, Meena Acharya will discuss the Indian traditions of Diwali and Holi, while Phillip Hiscock will recount various Newfoundland and Labrador bonfire night traditions.
Join us at the Signal Hill Interpretation Centre Annex Thursday, November 4th, 2010 at 8 pm for a cross-cultural celebration of light, fire and tradition.
Sponsored by Parks Canada, and the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Signal Hill Interpretation Centre Annex
Thursday, November 4th, 2010