Kintana

Published: 2nd August 2020

Citation: Astronist Institution. (2020). Kintana. Available: https://www.astronism.com/astronary/entry/kintana. Last accessed: [date].

kɪntɑːnə

noun (also Southern Starlight, Southern Astrosy)

one of two major festivals in the Astronist religion taking place annually during the winter solstice of the southern hemisphere with a starlight festival. Lasting for a total of four days beginning on 20th June and ending on 23rd. During this time, the southern hemisphere is considered to be in a state of astrosy, a natural heightened proximation to the astronomical world. Its counterpart is the festival of Stellara occurring in the northern hemisphere during December.

DERIVATIVES AND ALTERNATIVE PHRASES

Kintanal | kɪntɑːn(ə)l | adjective

ORIGINS AND ETYMOLOGY

Astro-English: from Astronese, the word kintana comes from the Malagasy language, denoting a star; meaning ‘the southern star.’

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