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Let's Do More: Imbolc Celtic Festival

This is my second attempt at Albert’s Let’s Do More challenge. You are looking at a life-size figure representing the goddess Brigid (co-opted into Christianity as Saint Brigid) whose annual celebration is known an Imbolc, held at the beginning of February, to mark the beginning of spring. It has traditionally been marked by feasting, making Brigid’s crosses from straw and Brídeógs aka Biddy dolls (dolls made of rough straw to represent the goddess), visiting holy wells, divination and, last but certainly least fun, spring cleaning!

  • Do you have a festival to mark the beginning of spring in your country? Please tell us about it in the comments 🙂

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  1. I really like this. What a neat idea. The edit is cool too. Great color separation. We have Easter? I forgot about the Cherry Blossom one, we don’t have any around here. I remember going to the one at the white house one year. Those trees are stunning.

  2. The festival that rings a bell is in some states in America called “Mardi Gras” which is Fat Tuesday in the New Orleans area. The day after the end of Mardi Gras starts the Lent season.

  3. Absolutely stunning Norman and that green is gorgeous. There are many festivals here. The one that comes to mind is the Cherry Blossom festival. A lot of cities have this one. The Cherry Blossom Festival is a family friendly celebration of spring and Japanese culture. Many cherry blossom trees in this area.

    • That cherry blossom festival sounds really nice, Carol. There’s a Japanese garden about an hour from here that holds one, but I’ve never been. Maybe this spring 🙂