Two Festivals at Once!

If you are celebrating Imbolc in the next few days, be aware that Chinese New Year falls on February 3, so you may hear some extra fireworks, depending where you are.

Calculated by the Sun, Imbolc occurs at 0420 Greenwich Mean Time on February 4.

3 thoughts on “Two Festivals at Once!

  1. Gosh, that’s an interesting website. I wonder if this means that – flipping the sabbat calendar as we do in Australia – that our Lughnasad will be Feb 3rd? Suppose so.

  2. Oh poo! I wouldn’t worry about that. But I’m wondering if the Celtic pastoral festivals are actually strictly – or at all – astronomical, as are the solstices and equinoxes? Sure, they are astronomical in that they occur in conjunction with stellar happenings, but historically are they astronomical or pastoral? Or, can these things actually be separated? I mean obviously the Celtic pastoralists were looking at the sky. The Australian Aboriginals – from what I can gather, not being an Aboriginal myself – combined earth and sky happenings in their seasonal calendar(s). I’m sure all ancient peoples did.

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