Imbolc celebration of renewal and rebirth

Illuminating the Darkness: Imbolc’s Celebration of Renewal and Rebirth

Imbolc, also known as Candlemas, is an ancient festival marking the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Celebrated on February 1st or 2nd in the Northern Hemisphere, this festival is a time of renewal and purification, signaling the end of winter and the beginning of spring. In this blog post, we’ll explore the rich traditions and meanings behind Imbolc and how it’s celebrated across various cultures.

Historical Origins of Imbolc

Imbolc has its roots in the pagan traditions of the Celts, particularly in Ireland and Scotland. The word ‘Imbolc’ is derived from Old Irish, meaning ‘in the belly,’ referring to the pregnancy of ewes and the life budding within the Earth.

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