Happy Whatever You Want To Call It Day!

Today is Candlemass or Imbolc or St Brigid’s Day or the beginning of Donotel or Groundhog Day.

Whatever you call it, today is special.

(For the Pagans at least…)

It is the half-way point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Meaning we are that much closer to spring and summer and warm weather. Yay!

And for those practicing Catholics out there we are closer to Lent.

I love this day. Like many of its Pagan counterpart holidays today is about renewal, hope, sex, food, community, and respect. In any Pagan Circles today is the day when vows are made (vows to one’s self, to one’s lover, to one’s deity). It is a time of thinking happily about what is to come and for moving from the dark of winter into the light of spring. For some, today is a time of remembering the blood spilled in both sacrifice. For others it is a day to begin planning gardens or prepare for fasting.

And for some, today is when we let a large magic rodent forecast the weather.

Not Pagan at all that, nope, not a bit.

Anyway, regardless of what you celebrate or if you don’t bother at all, enjoy the day.

(And speaking of Pagan-ey Witchcraft, on a related note, my review of The Heretic’s Daughter is up and can be read here.)

Published by kayliametcalfe

Queer,loudmouth,skeptical-agnostic-pagan,book addict,coffee lover,wine drinker, SAHM,writer,editor,producer,podcaster. -She/her

2 thoughts on “Happy Whatever You Want To Call It Day!

  1. Once again the rodent didn't attack the old man. I'm very sad about this. I haven't decided what I'm going to give up for Lent yet. Last year it was all junk food. I'll have think about it.


  2. Damn, if you are on the way to Spring, that means Summer is nearing its end for this year. That said, I don't think the seasons here are very seasonal anymore; the summer heat has really picked up and we are sweltering again.


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