How to Celebrate Imbolc

The Witch Way


There are many ways you can utilize when deciding how to celebrate Imbolc this February 1st. Imbolc is very much a light holy day in terms of the Neopagan Wheel of the Year. Imbolc stems from one of the 4 Celtic/Gaelic fire festivals of the year and celebrates the first light of spring. It’s very similar to “Groundhog’s Day” in that sense, but obviously has a more spiritual and agricultural meaning behind it. It’s also known as St. Brigid’s Day or Candlemas. Much of Imbolc, for Wiccans and other Neopagans, focuses on bringing the light back into our lives. Recognizing that even though it may still feel like the freezing cold, dark days of winter, there are brighter days ahead. Spring is near.

Appropriate Imbolc Herbs & Decor: Rosemary, Cinnamon, Myrrh, Frankincense, Spring Flowers (if you can find them), Besom, Wheat or Corn Dollies.

Imbolc Colors: Red, Orange, Brown…

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