Noson Galan Gaeaf - a Pagan Halloween from Celtic Wales
Many people know that Halloween has its origins in ancient Celtic traditions, but the Welsh Halloween has some unique aspects. Noson Galan Gaeaf, or Winter's Eve, has deep roots in pagan Wales.
Spells for Samhain (Halloween): Easy, No-Fuss Folk Magic
Samhain, or what some might call Halloween, is a powerful time of year for magic. It isn't a coincidence that in folklore and fiction it has been considered the season of the Witch. Here are some simple spells with a minimum of fuss and muss to newcomers of magic.
Magic for Lughnasadh: Simple Spells, Potions, And Other Magical Inspirations
Lughasadh (Lammas, August Eve) is a Major Sabbat on the Wiccan Wheel of the Year! Here are some great ideas to help you plan your celebration and Lughnasadh magical workings.
Magic for Midsummer: Simple Spells, Potions, and Other Magical Inspirations
Midsummer (Litha, the Summer Solstice) is considered one of the most powerful nights of the magical year! Here are some ideas to help you plan your celebration and Midsummer magical workings.
Celebrating the Summer Solstice: A Fairy Ritual for Midsummer
The Summer Solstice is coming- and here's the perfect ritual. This ritual is perfect for groups or families (especially those with children!), or it can be adapted for individuals.
Wiccan Wheel of the Year: Ostara Correspondences and Associations
Looking for ideas for Ostara? Here are some correspondences and associations to help you plan and prepare for the Sabbat!
Ostara Craft: Easy, Cheap Egg Geodes for the Altar
Ostara crafts are fun for the whole family. If you're celebrating the Spring Equinox, give these pretty egg geode altar decorations a try.
Chinese Festival: Dongzhi Festival or Winter Solstice Festival
In the chinese calendar, Dongzhi Festival is similar to western Winter Solstice Festival. Dongzhi symbolize unity, harmony and togetherness of a family. It is traditional to eat Tang Yuan on this day
The Origins of the Stonehenge Free Festival
The Stonehenge Free Festival started in 1974. People had been meeting at Stonehenge for the solstice for decades before this. There are photographs of solstice-night celebrations dating back many years: to the early 20th Century at least.
Imbolc - Candlemas 2nd February Celebrate the real first day of Spring. British Traditions
Imbolc bringer of Spring is the ancient Celtic celebration between winter and summer. Falling on the 2nd February it is also known as Candlemas. It has a fascinating history. Did you know? Brigid the Goddess of fire, and the Christian, St Brigit both have the lighting of candles in their ceremonies.
Most Popular Autumn Festivals
Autumn is one of the pleasant seasons in the earth. It is one of the seasons among the four main seasons. It is the transaction from summer into winter. It generally comes at the end of summer and beginning of winter in the month of September when...
The Top Pagan Festivals - The Big 8 Holidays
Neo-paganism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Its focus is on a nature-based relationship between people and the environment. Pagan traditions are earth-based. Pagan rituals remind people they a part of the natural environment not apart from it. During a pagan ritual, the participants call on the ancient deities and reconnect with the changing of the seasons.
Summer Solstice Celebrations – Midsummer in the British Isles
Summer Solstice occurs when the Sun is at its highest in the sky and the hours of daylight are longest. So how did our Celtic ancestors celebrate Midsummer and what customs have survived to this day?