I plan to toll my 33 inch bell during the eclipse on August 21st 2017. I think this would be a rare and special time to ring our bells across the land as the eclipse takes place. If this sounds like a good idea, please spread the word before Monday. I have looked on the web and this has not been done before and would be wonderful to do. Ring the bells during the solar eclipse.
Great suggestion, nightflier51! It is not unusual for people in the U.S.A. to ring bells on the Fourth of July (our Independence Day) but I don’t know of anyone planning to do it for the eclipse! People may not have big bells to ring but most people have some kind of hand bell (school bell) they can ring.
I will post your suggestion on the ABA’s Twitter page in an effort to help spread the word! Let’s hope some people post this idea on Facebook and other social media!
Thanks for posting the idea. We had 4 bells ring in our town today. One church rang theirs during the corona of the eclipse. All the birds went quiet even the crows. It looked like what 7pm would look like in the evening. It was a wonderful event. Just to let all know that 4 bells rung today in Ivanhoe Va.