Category Archives: Holidays

The Wiccan Wheel of the Year has eight holidays arranged around it; Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas and Mabon. These are the main festivals celebrated by Wiccans and they are called Sabbats. There are posts in this section offering information on each Sabbat, as well as the Esbats or full moon celebrations, and any other holidays or festivals of interest.


Imbolc

Date: February 2 Other Names: Candlemas, Oimelc, Brigid’s Day Goddesses: Arachne, Arianrhod, Athena, Attar, Brigid, Februa, Gaia, Selene, Vesta Gods: Braggi, Cupid, Diancecht, Dainichi, Essus, Februus, Pax

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Yule

Date: December 21 Other Names: Winter Solstice Goddesses: Brigid, Isis, Demeter, Gaia, Diana Gods: Apollo, Ra, Odin, Lugh, The Oak King, The Green Man

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Samhain

Date: October 31 Other Names: Halloween, New Years, Feast of the Dead, Shadowfest, Martinmas Goddesses: Hecate, Alcyone, Ereshkigal, Hel, Nepthys, White Lady Gods: Carneios, Cel, Dagda, Hades, Odin, Osiris, Tuoni

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Esbats

The Esbats are the celebrations of the thirteen full moons in a year, traditionally a time for Wiccans to gather and work magic – compared to the Sabbats which are usually more celebration than magical working. While the Sabbats are … Continue reading

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