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- Pagan/Wiccan/Celtic Festival Holidays
Wheel of the Year
- Pagan / Wiccan / Celtic Fire Festival Holidays
The cross-quarter festivals are sometimes referred to as 'fire festivals', and are celebrated on four days placed approximately mid-way between each successive pair of solar festivals. They are more in step with the changing of the seasons and the cycle of plant growth, and are considered more feminine and lunar in nature than the others. As they are not tied specifically to measurable events, these festivals fall on the same days each year. In earlier times, the fire festivals were linked to lunar events, with each festival being celebrated on the first full moon preceding the dates given.
- October 31 - Night -- Samhain
- February 1 -- Imbolc
- May 1 -- Beltane
- August 1 -- Lughnasadh
- Pagan / Wiccan / Celtic Solar Festivals
- First Day of: Spring - Summer - Autumn - Winter
- The four festivals comprised by the solstices and equinoxes are defined by the apparent motion of the sun, and are therefore solar in nature. The solstice festivals celebrate the longest and shortest days of the year, and the equinoxes the two days when day and night are of equal length. As pivotal points of change, these four days are the most important in the cycle of light and dark during the year, and in dividing the year into quarters, they are sometimes referred to as quarter days. These festivals are tied to natural events, and so they do not fall on exactly the same day every year, and their solar nature means that they are considered the more masculine of the festivals.
- Yule (Winter Solstice) Dec 21
- Ostara (Vernal / Spring Equinox) Mar 21
- Litha (Summer Solstice) Jun 21
- Mabon (Autumnal Equinox) Sep 21
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