Today’s Imbolc Festival
IMBOLC celebration Cadamstown 1pm today
Imbolc (or Imbolg) is February 1-2. It is a cross-quarter day meaning that it falls midway between a solstice and an equinox. It marks the beginning of the beginning of the return of Spring, which officially establishes itself at Ostara (Spring Equinox).
In the old Celtic year, it was the time when grass began to grow and the ewes began to lamb. There was again milk not only for the lambs but for the table. Many who make a special altar for Imbolc include a small pitcher of milk to illustrate this marker.
In Gaelic the word imbolg means “in the belly” and references the pregnancy of the ewes and other animals who bear their babies in the spring. Life begins anew.