Together, we are connected by things we do and love...
Samhain: Witch's New Year, Summer's End, All Hollow's Eve
October 31 (Greater Sabbat/Cross Quarter)
Celebration of The Lord dies and awaits his rebirth at Yule
Related Holiday: Halloween
Colors: Orange & Brown
Symbols: Fall fruits
Notes: This is the day that the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead is
at its thinnest. This is a good time for divination. At dinner, remember to set a place for your
loved ones that have past. Leave an offering of food and drink on your door step for those souls that may still be wandering.
Yule: Winter Solstice
December 21 (usually)
Celebration of The Goddess gives birth to the God
Related Holiday: Christmas
Colors: Purple or Dark Green
Symbols: Holly, mistletoe, pine branches, pine cones, wreath
Notes: This is the shortest day of the year. Yule log is decorated with evergreen & holly strands before being lit at sunset and is burned until sunrise. Celebration of family and friends. Celebration of peace, love and positive energy.
Imbolc: Imbolq, Olmeic, Candlemas, Brigits Day, Bride Day
February 2 (Greater Sabbat/Cross Quarter)
Celebration of The God is a young child growing in size and strength
Related Holiday: Valentine's Day
Colors: Pink or Pale Green
Symbols: The Candle Wheel, Evergreens, Willows, Grain Dolly
Notes: First planting of spring. Ritual fires are burned. A time for birth, healing and inspiration.
This is a popular time for vows of dedication or consecration.
Ostara: Spring Equinox, Eostre
Celebration of The God and Goddess begin their courtship
Related Holiday: Easter
Colors: Light Green
Symbols: Spring flowers
Notes: Light overtakes the dark. Rebirth of life. Contemplate new beginnings and fresh ideas.
Serious mediation on your hopes and dreams for the coming year. Solar festival of fire, light,
Beltain: Beltane, May Eve, May Day, Samradh
May 1 (Greater Sabbat/Cross Quarter)
Celebration of The Lord and Lady consummate their relationship
Colors: White, Red and Pink
Symbols: Spring flowers (especially the rose).
Notes: Fire and fertility festival. Jumping over the balefire was said to insure protection. Dance
around the May Pole. Ring bells to scare away bad spirits. Time for appreciation and affection
for all that you have been given in your life. End of spring planting. A time for new beginnings,
concepts and ideas.
Litha: Summer Solstice, Midsummer
Celebration of The Goddess is pregnant with the God
Related Holiday: Feast of John the Baptist
Colors: White and Pale Yellow
Symbols: Spear (God) and Cauldron (Goddess). Summer flowers, St. John's Wort, birch, white
Notes: This is the longest day of the year. The God is at his peak strength. Midpoint of the year. Light large bonfires after sundown. Peak of magickal power. Remember that nothing lasts forever.
Celebrate abundance, fertility, virility, beauty, and the bounty of our earth. Good time for hand-
fasting, workings for empowerment and consummation.
Lughnasadh: Lammas, Lughnasad, Lugnassad, Lunasa
August 1 (Greater Sabbat/Cross Quarter)
Celebration of A Festival of life and bounty, of harvest and death, the complete cycle of life.
Colors: Gold and Bright Yellow
Symbols: Summer flowers, nuts and grains
Notes: Fire and light festival. First grain harvest. Feast dedicated to Earth Mother. Count your
Mabon: Autumn Equinox, Harvest Home, Pagan Thanksgiving
Celebration of The God now sleeps within the womb of the Goddess
Colors: Dark Brown and Red
Symbols: Harvest Foods
Notes: Second harvest festival. Celebration of thanks for the crops that were harvested. Dark
overtakes the light.
Updated: 18 Nov., 2016