I was going back through my old posts, thinking I must have said something about this holiday a year ago, yet I can't find anything! I'm sure it's in there somewhere, but I didn't have much of an audience back then.
It's a little later this year than I was expecting, I'm used to it falling in February, but this year it is today, March 3rd.
The title of this festival means "The Great Night of Shiva."
A fast is held through the day, and an all night vigil is held with ongoing pujas.
Here is some information about it:
I don't have time for a long post today, work is very busy, but I wanted to acknowledge this important day and tonight, once everything has settled down, I'll be spending some time meditating on Shiva, the central God on my altar.