AS: Candlemas, Imbolg, Feast of Lights, Feast of Torches, Oimelc,
DATE: Traditionally, February 2nd. Astrologically, 15 degrees into aquarius, near February 4th.
A fire festival.
Dedicated to Brigid or Bride (pronounced Breed), Goddess of fire and inspiration.
A sabbat of purification
after the shut-in life of winter. We renew the power of the sun.
This is a traditional
time for initiations and dedications. It is traditional to light
every light in the house,
spicy and full bodied foods, curries, peppers, onions, leeks,
HERBS: snowdrop, rowan, the first flowers of the year
Send a free electronic Imbolc card - Triplemoon.com
Brigid the Goddess ~ Brigid the Saint - Virtual Altar to Brigid
Brigid of the mantles - a prayer to Brigid
Imbolc Recipes - Recipes for the Eight Sabbats
This season belongs to Brigid - Celtic Spirit
You Call It Groundhog Day, We Call It Imbolc - by Peg Aloi
Candlemas: The Light Returns - by Mike Nichols
Brigid: Flame of Two Eternities - One of the liveliest Goddesses of our Pagan revival
How to make a Bride Cross (St. Bridget's Cross) - complete directions
Daughters of the Flames - modelled after the perpetual fire which once burned in Kildare
Irish Fire Festivals: Imbolc or An Fhéill Bhrìde - Kym ní Dhoireann
Imbolc ritual - Sisters of the Silver Branch
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this page last updated 11-20-04