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Imbolc: The Gaelic Festival Explained

Colleen Berry Conway Brigid's Day Feast of St. Brigid Gaelic Seasonal Festivals Imbolc

Imbolc: The Gaelic Festival Explained

As inhabitants of this Earth, we are at the mercy of the seasons.  From harvesting foods to tending to livestock, the weather and hours of sunlight determine how and when we conduct ourselves to survive.  And while modern practices such as greenhouses, factory farming and hydroponics create conditions less dependent on temperatures, the need to agriculturally align ourselves with the divisions of our calendar year remains necessary. Think back to a time when there were no indoor options for gardening and animal husbandry. The cycles of the seasons were observed, obeyed and - most importantly - celebrated. The four major...

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