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02/01/17—Imbolc
Imbolc, also know as Candlemas, comes six weeks after Yule and six weeks before the Spring Equinox. Witches honor the Celtic Tripe Goddess Brid. Brid is goddess of fire, inspiration, healing, craftsmanship, and midwifery.

03/20/17—Eostre
There is a festival on this day to celebrate the beginning of spring by lighting fires at sunrise, ringing bells, and decorating eggs.

05/01/17—Beltane
A day to welcome summer where maypole dances take place.

06/21/17—Litha
Litha is celebrated by Wiccans to observe that the Sun is at the height of its power providing good harvests.

08/01/17—Lugnasad
This day celebrates the ancient festival of the first harvesting of grain in August.

09/22/17—Mabon
Wiccans celebrate the fall equinox and the end of the harvest season on this day.

10/31/17—Samhain
Traditionally animals were slaughtered to acknowledge the beginnings of winter and the spirits of those who have died are invited for a final celebration.

12/21/17—Yule
A Yule tree is decorated with fruit and candles which become lit to represent the sun on this day as part of a ritual. This observance is to recognize this night as the longest night of the year. It is also celebrated as the rebirth of the sun.