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Favorite Celtic Festival
« on: July 12, 2012, 11:38:01 pm »
Mine would have to be Calan Gaeaf or Samhain! Being a Brythonic Celtic follower I call it Calan Gaeaf. It's probably always been my favorite time of the year, even when I wasn't a practicing pagan I also enjoyed the day.
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Re: Favorite Celtic Festival
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 04:26:48 am »
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Mine would have to be Calan Gaeaf or Samhain! Being a Brythonic Celtic follower I call it Calan Gaeaf. It's probably always been my favorite time of the year, even when I wasn't a practicing pagan I also enjoyed the day.

 
I don't think I have a favorite, all are good for various reasons.  I just take them all and enjoy them

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 06:51:18 am »
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Mine would have to be Calan Gaeaf or Samhain!


I'm right there with you.
I love autumn and Samhain time and the otherworldly feel things take on, is just my time of the year.
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 04:05:57 pm »
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Mine would have to be Calan Gaeaf or Samhain!

Samhain always feels witchiest to me, but my favorite holiday is Imbolc. One, because I'm devoted to Brigit. And two, because my birthday is Feb 2.

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2012, 02:39:17 pm »
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One, because I'm devoted to Brigit. And two, because my birthday is Feb 2.

 
Now that's a reason to celebrate Imbolc. ;)
Personally I just can't relate to that day.
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Re: Favorite Celtic Festival
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 05:58:17 pm »
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Mine would have to be Calan Gaeaf or Samhain! Being a Brythonic Celtic follower I call it Calan Gaeaf. It's probably always been my favorite time of the year, even when I wasn't a practicing pagan I also enjoyed the day.


Samhuinn (Samhain) and Imbolc which is known in Scotland as La Fhèill Brìghde.

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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 03:29:36 pm »
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Now that's a reason to celebrate Imbolc. ;)
Personally I just can't relate to that day.

I also have seasonal depression, so it's good for me to celebrate just the barest hint of spring returning.

Imbolc and Lughnassadh seem to be the two "subtlest" holidays, and I think that's because it's often difficult to see the beginning of spring or the beginning of autumn. Ostara and Mabon are much more direct about it, being more at the height of the season.

Why Lughnassadh seems more approachable than Imbolc, I'm not sure. Maybe because you can be outside? Maybe because you've got harvest bounty all summer in most respects? Because it's a more active "solar" holiday rather than an introspective one?

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