Gaelic - LÀ FHÈILL BRÌDGDE
February 1st to 2nd (beginning and ending at sundown)
Beginning of Spring.
Feasting, spring cleaning.
Gaelic - LATHA BEALLTAINN
Beginning of Summer.
About halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice.
Feasting, lighting bonfires, decorating home with flowers.
Gaelic - LÙNASTAL
Beginning of the harvest season.
Offering of the first fruits, feasting, handfasting, fairs, athletic contests.
Gaelic - SAMHAINN, (oidhche shamhna)
October 31st to November 1st (beginning and ending at sundown)
Beginning of Winter
Harvest season, celebrating the end of a harvest season.
When the doorways to the otherworld open. Allowing supernatural beings and the souls of the dead to come into our world.
A festival for the dead.
Feasting, fire and guising.