Due to the holiday and a forecast of inclement weather, the January Full Moon Bonfire has been CANCELLED. Hopefully the February Blue Moon celebrated on February 1 will be better.
Put these dates on your calendar for future Full Moon Bonfires:
- Thursday, February 1 (Another reschedule due to conflict with Seabrook Island Birders event)
- Thursday, March 1
- Saturday, March 31
There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
January 1 is the date of full moon which is known as the Full Wolf Moon.
How the Full Moon got its name:
Per Old Farmers Almanac (https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names):
January: Full Wolf Moon – This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.
From Farmers Almanac (https://www.farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-names/):
Full Wolf Moon – January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.
I found another web site (http://newsclipper.hubpages.com/hub/The-Moon-Facts-Trivia-and-Folklore) This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Cold Moon and the English Medieval name was Wolf Moon.
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-Submitted by Judy Morr