Pagan Holidays or Sabbats

Samhain October 31st – The veils between this world and the next are thinnest, making it easier to communicate with their spirits. A time to honor the dead and to celebrate those who have passed on.

Winter Solstice or Yule (Midwinter) – December 19th – December 23rd. A celebration of the Great God or Sun God and his rebirth. The longest night and shortest day of the year.

Imbolc (Candlemas) – February 1st – February 2nd. This is a fire festival. The Goddess Brigid (pronounced ‘Breed’) is celebrated on Imbolc. She is a Goddess sacred to many things, but most notably fertility, poetry, healing, and fire.

Ostara (Spring or Vernal Equinox) – March 19th – March 23rd. A solar festival celebrating the return to the light, when both day and night are equal, the exact midpoint between .

Beltane – May 1st. This is another fire festival.

Summer Soilstice (Litha), or Midsummer – June 19th – June 23rd. This happens when the sun reaches it’s highest point in the sky, traditionally celebrated on June 21st.

Lammas (Lughnasadh) – August 1st – August 2nd. This is a harvest festival, celebrated with a feast.

Mabon (Autumnal Equinox) – September 20th – September 24th. Traditionally celebrated on 21st. This is a time to give thanks, feast and share. A celebration that falls midway between the summer and winter solstices when once again both day and night are equal.