Category Archives: Holidays

23Nov, 2017

Pagan Symbolism and Thanksgiving Traditions

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Thanksgiving remains a time to reflect upon that which is dearest to the heart.

Thanksgiving remains a time to reflect upon that which is dearest to the heart.
American Thanksgiving is a holiday with very specific roots. When the pilgrims first landed in America and faced incredible hardship, they relied on the indigenous peoples of the countr…

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06Jul, 2017

Four Ancient Celtic Festivals Find Their Way Into Modern Pagan Practices

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Ancient Celtic roots in Modern Pagan celebrations.

Ancient Celtic roots in Modern Pagan celebrations.
Some Modern Pagan practitioners, especially those who base their ceremonies on older Celtic religious traditions, have incorporated older holidays and festivals into their modern spiritual paths. This includes some…

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09May, 2017

Beltane Celebrations

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A Maypole was a typical way sight at any celebration of Beltane.

The Maypole was a common sight at a Beltane celebration.
Ah! my heart is weary waiting,
Waiting for the May: Waiting for the pleasant rambles
Where the fragrant hawthorn brambles,
Where the woodbine alternating,
Scent the dewy way;
Ah! my heart is weary, waiting, W…

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11Apr, 2017

Why They Burn Socks in Maryland at the Spring Equinox and Other Thoughts About Spring

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Eggs are Traditional symbols of celebration at the Spring Equinox.

Eggs are Traditional symbols of celebration at the Spring Equinox.
Robin Williams, beloved comedian, said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” Around the world, many cultures have festivals of spring and the Spring Equino…

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14Feb, 2017

A New Year of the Trees

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New Year for Trees festival

At New Year for Trees festival, appreciate trees, flowers and plants and to remember to take care of nature.
It’s just February, but most of us are anxiously awaiting warmer temperatures, fresh vegetables and flowers from the garden. Our new year might occur in J…

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09Feb, 2017

The Chinese New Year Animals and the Zodiac Story

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2017 Celebrate the year of the Rooster when you ring in the Chinese New Year.

2017 Celebrate the year of the Rooster when you ring in the Chinese New Year.
January 28 marks the Chinese New Year. It’s the Year of the Rooster, and just like Americans celebrate New Year’s Eve on December 31, celebrations of the Chinese New Year begin on Jan…

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