Samhain Festival

Symbol of excess, peace, gluttony, harvest, and spirits. The Samhain event takes place from October 31 to November 1. This event heralds in the dark season and ushers in the harvest. During Samhain, the borders between the spiritual and physical worlds dissolve. People are able to communicate with the spiritual realm as a result of … Read more

Saturnalia Festival

Symbol of bounty, happiness, feasts, joy, fertilization. Saturnalia was an eight-day event that took place in December. Slaves and freemen may walk amongst each other at this period. People dressed nicer flamboyant clothes and hung green wreaths on their doors. During this time, wax candles were offered as gifts. During the celebration, there was no … Read more

Moon Festival

Symbol of harmony, unity, fertility. The Moon Event is China’s second most important festival. It takes place between the middle of September and the beginning of October. This celebration was held to honor the dragon that was responsible for providing rain to the Baiyue people’s crops. On this day, there is a family reunion. People … Read more

Lantern Festival

Symbol of good health, good weather, luck, happiness, harmony On the fifteenth day of the Chinese New Year holiday, or the fifteenth day of the first lunar month, the Lantern Festival is held. Only emperors and noblemen carried lanterns in the streets when the Lantern Festival originally began. They were pleading with Tayji, the God … Read more

Chinese New Year

Symbol of protection, good luck On the second full moon after the winter solstice, the Chinese New Year festival takes place. Over 3,000 years ago, the first Chinese New Year celebration took place. On the first day of the new year, Nian, a legendary beast, would devour people and crops. A farmer discovered that leaving … Read more

Lughnasadh Festival

Symbol of fertility, faithfulness, peace, health, and prosperity. On August 1st, the Lughnasadh festival was held to commemorate the end of summer and the beginning of fall. It takes place on the equinox of the summer solstice and the autumn equinox. Lugh Lamhfhada, a sun god, was named after the month of August, and the … Read more

Beltane Festival

Symbol of sun, fertility, protection. Around May 1st, the Beltane event takes place. Beltane signaled the beginning of summer by cows being driven to their summer pastures. Rather than farmers, this event was centered on herders. The Beltane celebration was held to honor the sun deity Belenus and to satisfy the fairies and spirits. Lamb … Read more

Imbolc Festival

Symbol of purification, rebirth. Pagans hold festivals based on the Wheel of Life. Imbolc is one of the first festivals of the year. This festival runs from February 1 through February 2 at sundown. The ewe’s milk would arrive around this time. The mild was utilized as a symbol of purity and regeneration during the … Read more

Lupercalia Festival

Symbol of sex, fertility. The Lupercalia festival was held in February by the ancient Romans. It is based on the story of Rome’s founders, Romulus and Remus. Because of their mother’s infidelity, their father ordered their execution as newborns. They were rescued by a servant who placed them in a basket and sailed it down … Read more

Parilia Festival

Symbol of sacrifice, protection. On April 21, the Parilia event took place. This was a pre-Rome event held in the countryside. Shepherds swept out their sheep pen and built a bonfire of laurel, sulfur, olive branches, and straw to begin this purifying celebration. The shepherd would jump over the fire while dragging his sheep behind … Read more