Imbolc is one of the Pagan’s Greater Sabbats. This holiday falls on February 2nd. During this time of year, the first signs of spring are starting to bud under the snow. The Goddess is no longer in her Crone stage. She is now seen in the form of the Maiden. The Sun God, born on Yule, is growing in strength. Pagan families are taking time to welcome the beginnings of spring and looking back on the resolutions that were made on Samhain. This is a special time of year for these families. The following are some Imbolc activities that Bangor area Pagans can enjoy with their families.
Make candles or a candle wheel
Imbolc is also called the Festival of Lights. Throughout history, fires were lit to bring back the Sun. These days it is easier and safer to burn candles. Families can make candles together, or they can make a traditional candle wheel. The candle wheel can be worn, carried, or places on a table as a centerpiece.
The Goddess, Brighid, is the keeper of the sacred flame. She is also the guardian of the home. Imbolc is the perfect day to honor this Goddess. Pagan families can honor, Brighid, by making her a bed, cross, or a sachet.
Cook Imbolc foods
Cooking Imbolc foods is a great activity for Pagan families. Milk and cheeses are very important ingredients for Imbolc foods. There are many recipes available online. Some foods that are eaten for this Sabbat include; cheese, breads, soups, lamb, and corned beef.
Brighid is also the Goddess of art/creativity. Imbolc is a great day to start a new creative project. Projects include; writing, knitting, crocheting, sewing, woodworking, and any other creative thing a person can think of.