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
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 the Witches New Year, but this is not true for our family. We celebrate the Feast of the Dead then but February Eve is our […]Read More
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 event I ever attended, one hosted by Celtic Druids. It is just so meaningful and I really do love it. For me it isn’t so […]Read More
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 the ancients was the dry summer season, so she travels in opposite directions for us and she’s gone quite a bit longer, too. In the […]Read More