Wheel of the Year (Seasonal) Festivals

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      The main seasonal/pagan festivals that will be celebrated in this ballroom will be as follows:

      Yule, Winter Solstice: December 20, 21, 22, or 23…
      a/k/a Christmastime (Yule is the longest night and the shortest day of the year)

      Brigid, Imbolc, Candlemas, Imbolg, or Brigid’s Day: February 1 or 2..
      (Preparation for Spring)

      Eostar, Spring Equinox, Ostara, or Oestarra: March 20, 21, 22, or 23…
      After Winter is over. Light is increasing. The day and night are equal in length at the equinox. Spring has arrived or is coming soon. Eostar is the time of fertility, birth, and renewal.

      Beltane, May Eve, Beltaine, Bealtaine, or May Day: April 30 or May 1…
      Beltane is the time of the marriage and union of the Goddess as Mother Earth and the God of the Greenwood. It is an ancient fertility festival marking the beginning of the planting cycle.

      Litha, Summer Solstice, or Midsummer: June 20, 21, 22, or 23…
      Litha is the longest day and the shortest night of the year. Light triumphs, but will now begin to fade into darkness as autumn approaches.

      Lughnasad, Lughnasadh, or Lammas: August 1…
      A time to celebrate the struggles of life. A face our fears, concentrate on developing our own abilities, and take steps to protect ourselves and our homes.

      Mabon, Fall Equinox, or Harvest Home: September 20, 21, 22, or 23
      The day and the night are equal in length, in sublime balance.

      **(favorite family event)**
      Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, Hallowmas: October 31 or November 1
      Samhain marks the New Year and is the most important Sabbat. It’s the time to remember the ancestors, and the time to celebrate the harvest and all that has been accomplished over the year.

      Note: Events aren’t restricted to these but these are the main seasonal festivities we might celebrate here.