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Mabon – Celtic celebration of autumn equinox  23rd September Autumn Equinox, Mea’n Fo’mhair. Visit Ireland Calling for more information about the Celtic seasonal festivals .

Mabon – Celtic celebration of autumn equinox 23rd September Autumn Equinox, Mea’n Fo’mhair. Visit Ireland Calling for more information about the Celtic seasonal festivals .

Samhain – forerunner of the modern Halloween Sunset October 31st – November 1st. Visit Ireland Calling for more information about the Celtic seasonal festivals .

Samhain – forerunner of the modern Halloween Sunset October 31st – November 1st. Visit Ireland Calling for more information about the Celtic seasonal festivals .

Yule – ancient festival pre-dating Christmas 21st December The Winter Solstice. Visit Ireland Calling for more information about the Celtic seasonal festivals .

Yule – ancient festival pre-dating Christmas 21st December The Winter Solstice. Visit Ireland Calling for more information about the Celtic seasonal festivals .

Imbolc – Gaelic festival marking start of Spring 1st February St Brigid’s Day. Visit Ireland Calling for more information about the Celtic seasonal festivals .

Imbolc – Gaelic festival marking start of Spring 1st February St Brigid’s Day. Visit Ireland Calling for more information about the Celtic seasonal festivals .

eostre Ēostre - the Spring Equinox – forerunner of Easter

eostre Ēostre - the Spring Equinox – forerunner of Easter

The Spring Equinox is a solar festival celebrating the time when the day and night are of equal length. It is not known whether there was a name for this festival within Celtic culture but it is believed to be related to the northern goddess Ēostre or Ostara which, in turn, inspired the Christian festival of Easter.

The Spring Equinox is a solar festival celebrating the time when the day and night are of equal length. It is not known whether there was a name for this festival within Celtic culture but it is believed to be related to the northern goddess Ēostre or Ostara which, in turn, inspired the Christian festival of Easter.

Lughnasadh – harvest festival with trial marriages. Mabon – Celtic celebration of autumn equinox. Find out about all the Celtic Festivals on Ireland Calling.

Lughnasadh – harvest festival with trial marriages. Mabon – Celtic celebration of autumn equinox. Find out about all the Celtic Festivals on Ireland Calling.

The Summer Solstice 21st June Midsummer’s eve, St John’s Night  Litha, meaning light, is a festival dedicated to the life-giving, regenerative powers of the sun.  The ancient Irish were celebrating the Summer Solstice thousands of years ago. In Neolithic times temples such as Newgrange in Co. Meath were built in accordance to the cycle of the sun. On the summer and winter solstices light flows through the passage at Newgrange, lighting up its sacred chamber.

The Summer Solstice 21st June Midsummer’s eve, St John’s Night Litha, meaning light, is a festival dedicated to the life-giving, regenerative powers of the sun. The ancient Irish were celebrating the Summer Solstice thousands of years ago. In Neolithic times temples such as Newgrange in Co. Meath were built in accordance to the cycle of the sun. On the summer and winter solstices light flows through the passage at Newgrange, lighting up its sacred chamber.

The festivals of the darker side of the year, now commonly known as Christmas and Halloween. Find out more about Celtic festivals on Ireland Calling (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?ref=scheduled_pin&post=224959)

The festivals of the darker side of the year, now commonly known as Christmas and Halloween. Find out more about Celtic festivals on Ireland Calling (scheduled via http://www.tailwindapp.com?ref=scheduled_pin&post=224959)

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