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Celtic Holidays

IMBOLC

Gaelic - LÀ FHÈILL BRÌDGDE

February 1st to 2nd (beginning and ending at sundown)

Beginning of Spring.

Feasting, spring cleaning.

 

BELTANE

Gaelic - LATHA BEALLTAINN

May 1st

Beginning of Summer.

About halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice.

Feasting, lighting bonfires, decorating home with flowers.

 

LUGHNASADH

Gaelic - LÙNASTAL

August 1st

Beginning of the harvest season.

Offering of the first fruits, feasting, handfasting, fairs, athletic contests.

 

SAMHAIN

Gaelic - SAMHUINN

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.