Now, Onion Day is one of the holidays that I can celebrate with my fiance. He loves onions! We had to celebrate early however, since I’ll be leaving to go back to work on the 6th. This is the first time we’ve really celebrated a festival together, and it was a ton of fun!
We started the day today by going out to a restaurant, where I got a breakfast skillet with onions included! This was the first part of the feast. Unfortunately we couldn’t celebrate earlier since I had a massive migraine that I carried from the night before, but with some tender loving care, I mostly got rid of it just in time for lunch and dinnertime fun.
Earlier in the week, we went to the store and gathered our supplies for making delicious foods. I also set up the shrine on the dining room table so that we could share our meals with Bast(-Mut). I decided that I finally wanted to make those Rose Puff Pastries and he was going to make a French Onion Soup. Today we spent much of the afternoon and evening in the kitchen in a cooking frenzy! (After I felt better, of course!)
The picture to the right shows his delicious soup made with sunny sweet onions, provolone cheese, and French bread. We also had a baked potato on the side and it was all SO good! Here I am sharing my meal with Bast, while we have the candle and incense lit for Her as well. On the left I have cut out some onion shapes for some heka we performed later on.
The picture on the left shows one of the delicious rose puff pastries that I baked and shared with Her! They turned out pretty good for a first try, but they were super messy to create. It was sure a learning experience, and I know I can do better next time.
While we ate, we took the onion shapes and some pens and considered what we wanted The Devouring Flame to consume. We wrote down things we wanted to be rid of, such as procrastination and similar things. We wrote as much as we could think of on our onion shapes, because we were going to take them outside and allow Her to devour them, to take them from us so that we could fill those gaps with better things.
After we ate our fill, we took our onions and allowed them to be consumed while I sang a song for Bast. The fire felt very good in the crisp northern air.
All in all, this was a very exciting festival for us and I’m glad we got to share it together. Hopefully this post will give everybody else some ideas for their own Onion Day festivities!