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Yule

Jun 19 2010 12:00 AM | admin in Festivals (Sabbats)

Yule on or about 21 DecemberThis is the celebration of the Winter Solstice or Midwinter, the time when the light returns to the earth and often seen as the start of the light half of the year as days begin to become longer. Yule and Yuletide have becom...

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The Wheel of The Year

Jun 19 2010 12:00 AM | admin in Festivals (Sabbats)

Yule on or about 21 DecemberThis is the celebration of the Winter Solstice or Midwinter, the time when the light returns to the earth and often seen as the start of the light half of the year as days begin to become longer. Yule and Yuletide have becom...

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Samhain

Jun 19 2010 12:00 AM | admin in Festivals (Sabbats)

Samhain 31st October (or Halloween) To the Celts November 1 was Samhain, meaning Summer's End. In Wales it was called calan gaef or the first day of winter, while Halloween was nos calan gaef or winter's night. Despite the Wiccan persistence in treati...

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Ostara

Jun 19 2010 12:00 AM | admin in Festivals (Sabbats)

Ostara (around 21st March) This is the Spring Equinox and occurs between March 20 and 22 and is regarded by many as the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This is a celebration of Spring and growth, the new life that springs up after the...

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Midsummer

Jun 19 2010 12:00 AM | admin in Festivals (Sabbats)

Midsummer - Litha (21st June) Midsummer, or Litha as it was known by the ancient Germanic peoples, is the period of time centred upon the summer solstice and the religious celebrations that accompany it. In the folk traditions of the British Isles Mids...

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Lughnasadh

Jun 19 2010 12:00 AM | admin in Festivals (Sabbats)

Lughnasadh (1st August) At the Beltane and Midsummer rites the Fate goddess, as the spring maiden and Sovereignty, captured the heart of the God, married him in the greenwood, and made him king to rule over the land with wisdom and justice. The final d...

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Imbolc

Jun 19 2010 12:00 AM | admin in Festivals (Sabbats)

Imbolc (2nd February) This pagan festival was Christianised as The Purification of the Virgin Mary in the temple after childbirth. It is also known as Candlemass and this derives form the old pagan custom of lighting torches in honour of the winter go...

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Beltane

Jun 19 2010 12:00 AM | admin in Festivals (Sabbats)

Beltane 30th April / May 1st Beltane is a Celtic festival properly celebrated around the evening of 30th April / 1st May. It is a Fire festival celebrating the beginning of the pastoral Summer season, fertility, renewal and purification. In the tradit...

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Autumn Equinox

Jun 19 2010 12:00 AM | admin in Festivals (Sabbats)

Autumn Equinox (around 21st September) The festival of Harvest End or Harvest Home coincided with the Autumn equinox in September when the days and nights were equal. It is in the sign of Virgo, the corn maiden or goddess. At this period there was a fe...

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