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VickyRose

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Re: How Do You Refer to the Celebrations Within the Wheel of the Year?
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2011, 10:38:37 pm »
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For those of you who use the Wheel of the Year, how do you refer to the Celebrations within it?

I use the Wheel Of the Year, but like for everyone else who's posted.. I struggle with the names. I'd tell you what I say to refer to them, but what I use is just a big jumble most of the time. Like Mabon. I'm not too sure about saying Mabon, but Autumnal Equinox is a ridiculous mouthful. So I've started saying Thanksgiving.

The holidays in the Wheel of the Year are good with me. I just get frustrated with the fact that I can't get comfortable with their names. I figure, though, that eventually it will just all fall into place.

I do find some interest in your choices btw. I think I like Autumn Mass better than Fall Mass, but I do find your thought process interesting.
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Re: How Do You Refer to the Celebrations Within the Wheel of the Year?
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2015, 11:37:42 am »
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For those of you who use the Wheel of the Year, how do you refer to the Celebrations within it?


It depends on the circumstances.

If I try to answer the questions of other Swedes from a broad spectrum of religious upbringings, who doesn't know anything about Druidry, I use the following:

Winter solstice
Candlemass
Spring Equinox
Walpurgisnacht (or Valborgsmässoafton in Swedish)
Summer solstice or Midsummer
Hay-harvest festival
Autumnal Equinox
All Saints

In solitary rituals each of them are referred to as 'this festival' and 'at this time' without any particular name. Their poetic epithets make each of them distinct.

When I write down notes about the festivals for my own future information, I prefer to use the following, since I want to acknowledge that Revival Druidry originated and spread from Wales:

Alban Arthan
Gŵyl Fair y Canhwyllau
Alban Eilir
Calan Mai
Alban Hefin
Calan Aust
Alban Elfed
Calan Gaeaf

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