I have celebrated this day from a very young age since I went primary school, but I had known it as Mayday. As my knowledge grew over the years, I came to know the day as Beltane; the ancient Gaelic fire festival. There are many traditions that take place to mark the day, but I thought … Continue reading Beltane.
Ostara, what a wonderful time of year that marks when light and dark become equal again. It can be celebrated anywhere between the 19th to the 22nd of March, but in 2017 the Spring Equinox falls on 20th March. I will be celebrating on the 21st as I have done during previous years. We now … Continue reading Happy Ostara
Last week I was feeling slightly under the weather, my stomach decided it was unhappy and of course, this happened in the middle of the night. It is not a pleasant experience, it is both tiring on the body as well as painful and I am certain there are many of you out there who … Continue reading Squiffy stomach
Old wives tales. Most people put these down to nonsense, however, I view them as an important part of our history and folklore. As the name suggests they must have come from wise ladies in the village or town. Most are a way of reading nature to predict the future, warding off negative energy or simply … Continue reading Old Wives Tales
So the wheel of the year turns ever on and soon the festival of Imbolc will be upon us. This is celebrated on the 1st or 2nd of February; it is the beginning of spring, the sun becomes more dominant over the days and the first beginnings of life begin to appear. This day is … Continue reading Imbolc