Holidays

Wiccan Holidays 2011

Imbolc
February 02, 2011
Celebrates the time of year when the Old Woman of winter, the Caileach, is reborn as Bride, Young Maiden of spring who brings the earth back to life turning scarcity into abundance.

Ostara
March 20, 2011

For early Pagans, this was a time to celebrate planting and the new crop season. A time in the spring equinox where days were as long as nights, thus a time of balance, symbolized as the egg.  It’s the pagan version of Easter.

Beltane

April 30, 2011

Celebrate the Wiccan holiday commemorating the union between God and Goddess. Historically on this day, Scottish Wiccans built two fires close together and drove cattle between them to ward off disease before the stock were put out to pasture.
Midsummer
June 21, 2011
This Wiccan sabbat, which is held on the summer solstice, celebrates the peaking of the Sun God in his annual cycle.
Lughnasadh
August 01, 2011

This Wiccan holiday marks the first harvest of the year and is one of the “Greater Sabbats” in the religion. Lughnasadh is also known as Lammas Eve, Lady Day Eve or Feast of Bread.
Mabon
September 23, 2011

This Wiccan holiday marks the fall harvest and the preparations for the coming of winter. Mabon is celebrated on the autumnal equinox.
Samhain
October 31, 2011

This Wiccan holiday is one of the Greater Sabbats, marking the end of summer and awaiting the Mother Goddess at Yule.
Yule
December 22, 2011

Celebrated on the winter solstice, Yule is a Wiccan holiday marking the death of the Sun-God and his rebirth from the Earth Goddess.
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