Imbolc, Brigid, & the Coming of Spring

A magical post from Colleen, about Imbolic, with lots of things to make and bake. ❤

The Sisters of the Fey

One of my favorite celebrations (and there are many) featured on the Wheel of the Year is Imbolc or Saint Brigid’s Day in the Gaelic tradition. This holiday is celebrated February 1st or 2nd of each year. I like to celebrate both days. In America, this is also Ground Hogs day and I’ve also heard the day called Candlemas. It’s time to celebrate the coming of Spring!

Imbolc marks the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox which hints at the rebirth of the sun as it rises higher in the sky. This closeness to Spring gives us all something to look forward to instead of the harsh winds and cold of winter.

Wikipedia shares:

“Imbolc is mentioned in some of the earliest Irish literature and there is evidence it has been an important date since ancient times. It is believed that it was originally a pagan

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