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November 01, 2004

Imbolc and Lughnasadh

For some time I've known that Halloween has roots in the Celtic festival of Samhain, which marks the entrance of darkness halfway between autumn equinox and winter solstice. Similarly, May Day goes back to Beltane, halfway between spring equinox and summer solstice.

I realized that I didn't know anything about the other two symmetric points in the Celtic calendar. What ritual marks halfway between winter and spring, likewise halfway between summer and autumn?

The answers: Imbolc and Lughnasadh. I wonder if these are not so popular because they are so hard to spell. Posted by spot at November 1, 2004 12:33 PM