Category Archives: Holiday Season

Summer Reads: The Longest Day: Celebrating The Summer Solstice

The Longest Day: Celebrating The Summer Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer, Linda Bleck (illustrator) Hardcover, 40 pages Published May 13th 2010 by Dutton Juvenile   In this fourth and final book in the series about seasons, Wendy Pfeffer turns her attention … Continue reading

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Almanac: Legend of the Oak King

The legend of the Oak King hits me right in the feels with every read. In many Celtic-based traditions of neopaganism, there is the enduring legend of the battle between the Oak King and the Holly King. These two mighty … Continue reading

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Recipes: Honey Cake

Sweet breads correspond to Ostara and nothing is more tradition for this time for fresh, new beginnings than Honey. Sweet breads are a top food choice for the season. Celebrate with this great take on traditional Honey Cake. Winter does … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Traditions

St. Patrick’s Day 2018 occurs on Saturday, March 17, in observance of the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of festivals … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Cards Traditions

The first Valentine’s cards were sent in the 18th century. Initially these were handmade efforts, as pre-made cards were not yet available. Lovers would decorate paper with romantic symbols including flowers and love knots, often including puzzles and lines of … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Valentine’s Day Greetings

Origins of Valentine’s Day From 13 to 15 February, ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. Many believe that the origins of Valentine’s Day can be traced back to this ancient fertility festival. To mark the occasion Roman men sacrificed … Continue reading

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Wheel of the Year: Imbolc Celebrations

Imbolc or Imbolg, also called Brigid’s Day, is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. Most commonly it is held on 1/2 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. It is time to … Continue reading

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