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Caturday Thoughts – Imbolc and Candlemas

Imbolc or Imbolg, is an old traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. There is evidence it has been an important date since ancient … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls

In many countries, such as Sweden, people start to set up their Advent and Christmas decorations on the first day of Advent. In many churches this is done in a formal ceremony, the Hanging of the Greens.  The part of … Continue reading

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Imbolc

The period between  the New Year’s celebration and the spring equinox has a few legal holidays but not much in the way of celebration of the sort that dispels the gloom of the overcast skies  of dead of  winter.  This, … Continue reading

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Imbolc

In the dead of  winter with the days growing longer at a painfully slow pace and the clutch of the cold still tight on everything comes the  the ancient Gaelic holiday of Imbolc. Over the centuries it has reincarnated as … Continue reading

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