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Imbolc and Candlemas

"Dance of Life" by Jen Delyth from the Celtic Mandala 2015 wall calendar

“Dance of Life” by Jen Delyth from the Celtic Mandala 2015 wall calendar

Last week we looked at the Hindu festival of early spring. This week we welcome the early spring with a few British Isles holidays in honor of new growth: Imbolc and Candlemas. Celebrated on February 1 and 2, they fall halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, and can be considered the beginning of spring. Continue reading