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MABON

The Wheel of the Year is an annual cycle of seasonal festivals, observed by many modern Pagans, consisting of the year’s chief solar events (solstices and equinoxes) and the midpoints between them. While names for each festival vary among diverse pagan traditions, syncretic treatments often refer to the four solar events as “quarter days” and the four midpoint events as “cross-quarter days”, particularly in Wicca. Differing …

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LUGHNASADH

Lughnasadh or Lughnas is a Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. In Modern Irish it is called Lúnasa, in Scottish Gaelic: Lùnastal, and in Manx: Luanistyn. Traditionally it is held on 1 August, or about halfway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox. But, in recent centuries some of the celebrations shifted to the Sundays nearest this date. …

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LITHA

Midsummer is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening. The exact dates vary among different cultures. The celebration predates Christianity, and existed under different names and traditions …

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BELTANE

Beltane or Beltain is the Gaelic May Day festival. Most commonly it is held on 1 May, or about halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. In Irish the name for the festival day is Lá Bealtaine  in Scottish Gaelic Là Bealltainn  and in Manx Gaelic Laa Boaltinn/Boaldyn. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals—along with Samhain, Imbolc and Lughnasadh—and …

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OSTARA

. The concept of Ostara has had a strong influence on European culture since the 19th century, with many  legends and associations growing up around the figure of the goddess in popular articles based on the early folklorists. A holiday named for the goddess is part of the modern Wiccan Wheel of the Year (Ostara, 21 March).  Ēostre is …

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IMBOLC

Imbolc or Imbolg  also called (Saint) Brigid’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Bríde, Scottish Gaelic: Là Fhèill Brìghde, Manx: Laa’l Breeshey), is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. It is held on 1 February in the northern hemisphere or 1 August in the Southern Hemisphere. It lands about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. It …

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HAPPY YULETIDE GREETINGS

Happy YULE Tide greetings Yule is celebrated between December the 21st – January 1st each year. It is considered the Winter Solstice. (Press the red winter solstice banner) Yule is a midwinter festival celebrated by Germanic people, a celebration to the Norse God, Odin and a Pagan holiday called Modraniht. It revolves around thanking the Gods …

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SAMHAIN

wheel of the year  When the Pagans were dwelling in the Medieval times the only way to calculate the months of the year was by recognizing the seasons. Therefore the calendar we use today is not at all like what the Pagans used in their day. Samhain Samhain is the modern day Halloween. Today we …

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