Tomorrow, February 2nd, is Imbolc, is the Festival of Brighid.
Brighid (pronounced Breed) is the Celtic Goddess of fire, poetry, healing and craftsmen. She is considered a Triple Goddess, as are so many of the Celtic goddesses, and Her festival coincides with lambing season. Imbolc (from the word imbolg) literally means “in milk”, referring to the ewes’ coming into milk for their lambs.
Imbolc, officially celebrated on February 1st-2nd, is the season of purification and cleansing, it is time to clear your house for the approaching Spring, for the new growth engendering in your life now.
The Nature of Imbolc
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Thank you for broadening our understanding of various holidays and seasons.
I love learning about these holidays. I really appreciate learning how to pronounce the names and words (my brother & I have an ongoing war on the appropriate pronunciation of Celtic. He thinks Boston has it right, and I disagree.