This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
Since the heaviest snow usually falls during February, hunting and foraging for food becomes very difficult. The full moon in February in some tribes is referred to as Snow moon, while other North American tribes named it the Hunger Moon due to the scarce food sources and hard hunting conditions during mid-winter, while others named it the Storm Moon.
Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside villages. Their voices resonate against the snow banks and crisp air of January. Wolves howl to communicate. During the denning season in spring and early summer, wolves only howl to pack mates. As the late summer moves towards fall, wolves call more and more to neighbors and enemies. Wolves are particularly vocal in the first months of the year, as this is their breeding season, and their cry attracts mates to breed. Their breeding howl is much longer than their howl hear at other times of the year, which is probably why people associated the month of January with howling wolves.
The January full moon is also a Supermoon. A full Moon is said to be a “Supermoon” when it is at the point in its orbit closest to the Earth.
December 2 + 3, 2017// 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bridgeport Art Center
1200 West 35th St.
Chicago, IL, 60609
250+ MAKERS AND MORE
Renegade is a celebration of creative spirit and for each Fair gathers emergent and seasoned independent makers alike. Check out our Roster leading up to the Fair to preview our line-up.
--2017 will mark our 15th year in Chi-Town!-
This Fair will be held indoors, and is free to attend.
September 9 + 10, 2017//11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Division St. in Wicker Park
Between Damen and Ashland
Chicago, IL 60622
400+ MAKERS AND MORE
Renegade is a celebration of creative spirit and for each Fair gathers emergent and seasoned independent makers alike. 2017 will mark our 15th year in our hometown of Chicago! This Fair will be held outdoors rain or shine, and is free to attend.
Midsommarfest is Andersonville’s annual summer street festival, celebrating its 51st year in 2016! Nearly 50,000 people throng Clark Street from Foster to Catalpa for two days and three nights of music, dancing, kids’ entertainment, and delicious food.
This European-style, indoor-outdoor urban antique market in the historic West Loop neighborhood features 200 select purveyors of high quality, amazingly priced “finds”, offering unlimited creative inspiration and hours of fun. Shoppers can find furnishings, vintage clothing, jewelry, collectibles, etc.
The beloved FREE event is BACK!
September 16-18, 2016
BOOTH F23 behind the Loving Touch
Craft beer, wine and cocktails
Artists, Makers and Crafters
Friday, Sept 16 6pm-midnight
Saturday, Sept 17 11am-midnight
Sunday, Sept 18 11am-11pm
East 9 Mile and Woodward Ave
Behind WAB - Woodward Avenue Brewers and The Emory
For more than 30 years, the Bucktown Arts Fest has been a neighborhood tradition and one of Chicago’s premier arts festivals, showcasing close to 200 juried artists who work in oil, watercolor, photography, textile, sculpture, jewelry, and so much more. Attracting more than 30,000 visitors annually, we also focus on making art free to the public—hosting two music stages, dancers, poets and performers, arts activities for kids, food trucks (as of 2015!), and craft beer and sangria.
The Made in Chicago Market is back! Come shop local this holiday season and support fellow Chicagoans as they showcase some of the best apparel, housewares, food and drink that Chicago has to offer! And it's FREE.
Free Parking availabale at the market!
For the list of participating vendors please visit: chicagoreader.com/madeinchicago