Tag Archives: Celtic

Pagan Origins of Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice takes place on June 21st and it marks the first day of summer. It is also known as Midsummer as this is when the sun reaches its peak, resulting in the warmest and longest day of sunlight of the year. Continue reading

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Pagan Origins of Spring Equinox

Ostara or Spring Equinox takes place on 20th March and assigns the beginning of Spring time. Continue reading

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Pagan Origins of Samhain

The origin of Halloween comes from the Pagan festival of Samhain. This pre-dates Christianity, however later on it was Christianity that changed Samhain into Halloween. (Christianity also assimilated Yule and Easter). After Samhain was Christianised, eventually it evolved into the popular holiday it’s known as today. Continue reading

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My Mabon 2016

My favourite time of the year has arrived again!

Mabon or Autumn Equinox, the brief time where the hours of light and dark match up equally in balance with one another before the onset of the darker half of the year taking over. Darker days, longer nights, low-lying sunsets with a magical cool breeze, the harvest is gone and the trees are shedding beautiful crisp leaves as though they are crying for the death of the Sun God. Continue reading

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