Imbolc takes place right around February 2nd.
Other Names for Imbolc and Similar Festivals
Also called Imbolc, Imbolg, Oimealg, The Feast of St. Brigid, Brigid’s Day, Bride’s Feast, Ground Hog Day, Imbolgc Brigantia, Imbolic, Disting, Lubercus, Candlemas, Candlelaria, the Snowdrop Festival, The Festival of Lights, the Feast of the Virgin, February Eve
White, silver, yellow, red
Corn Dollies, Brigid’s Cross or Brigid’s Wheel, Bride’s Bed, The broom, candles, fire, priapic wands, Brigid’s mantle, Rowan cross, plows, wells,
sheep (ewes and lambs), burrowing/hibernating animals, animals in winter color, bears, eagles, owls, ravens, stags, groundhogs, robins
All spring flowers, especially white ones and fruit tree blossoms.
vanilla, baked custard, rice pudding, cheese, Lemon ricotta pancakes, braided bread, Cheesy potato and broccoli soup
The February Fast
Tomorrow is our February Eve celebration. It’s easy enough to call it Imbolc if you like because it’s similar. But a little different. Now I have heard that Samhain is […]Continue Reading...
Cross Burning Rite
Although I am a Neo-Hellenic Pagan, I still perform this rite every Imbolc because it holds a special place in my heart. It was featured at the first public Pagan […]Continue Reading...
Rite of Awakening
The ancients celebrated the end of the barren season, when Persephone returned and Demeter deigned to bless the land with fertility again, and so do we. The barren season to […]Continue Reading...