Samhain was a time when shepherds would all return to their homes and families for the winter and meet with other tribe leaders.
The start of winter is an important event for many pagan groups. The ancient Celts of Ireland, for example, were known to take part in a…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Celebrate St. Patrick’s day and Irish culture this March 17th.
If you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and all things Irish on March 17 but can’t get to a pub, maybe you’ll enjoy one of these Irish movies that bring a little of the Emerald Isle to …
A list of the best places to celebrate Mardi Gras.
When you hear about Mardi Gras celebrations, you probably think of New Orleans, which has almost become synonymous with the festivities of Shrove Tuesday. It’s thought that the earliest Carnival in North America …
Loosen up and celebrate one of these fun holidays, like Popcorn Day!
Most families spend weeks getting ready for the winter holidays. Then they’re over, just like that. There might be some federal days early in the year, where you get a three-day weekend, but not…
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…
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…