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The Sabbats

the 8 major festivals of the Pagan year

A brief overview of the 8 Sabbats that mark the Pagan Solar year.
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The veil seperating the world of the living & the world of spirit is at its thinist. At Samhain the veil is held aside & the spirits of ancestors, loved 1s & family are invited to join thd celibrations. It is also the Pagan 'New Year'.
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Yule/Winter Solstice
The shortest day of the year & the world is held in thd icey grip of winter. Although this is when Death is most apparant it is a celibration of life, from this time forth the days lengthen.
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Festival of Light/Candlemas
To remember the warmth of the sun, a time oe hope & being with friends. Traditional to light candles to honour the Young God & encourage his growth & return (in his role as the sun)
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Spring Equinox
The celebration of the rites of spring, the 1st signs of rebith are visible upon the Earth.
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May Eve/Beltane
Sping celibration, the crowning of the May Queen etc.
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Summer Solstice/Midsummer
The longest day of the year. The fertility of the divine couple (& the earth) are celebrated
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Lammas/Harvst time
Celebration of the bounty of the year as the harvest is gathered. Also known as the feast of bread.
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Autum Equinox
The Earth hs preparing for winter and the God becomes the Lord of the Hunt. A time of thanksgiving.

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