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  • 1. Celtic Holidays in the USA
    By Sarah Wilson
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  • 2. Imbolc
    The first Celtic holiday of the year is Imbolc. Imbolc falls on the first or second day of February. In the Celtic world Imbolc marks the day that is half way between Winter Equinox and Spring Solstice. In the United States February 1st is known as “Ground Hog’s Day”.
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  • 3. Ostara
    The holiday Ostara falls on the 21st of March. In the Celtic world Ostara marks the first day of Spring Equinox. On this day rebirth of Spring Equinox is celebrated, and the night and day stand equal. In the United States March 21st is the day that ends winter and starts spring.
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  • 4. Beltaine
    The holiday Beltaine falls on either the 30th of April or the 1st of May. In the Celtic world Beltaine is a holiday that celebrates the midpoint between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. In the United States May Day is celebrated on one of these two dates.
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  • 5. Litha
    The holiday Litha falls on the 21st day of June. Litha is a holiday that marks the ending of Spring Equinox and the beginning of Summer Solstice. In the United States the season Summer begins on June 21st as well.
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  • 6. Lughnasadh
    Lughnasadh is a Celtic holiday that falls on the 1st of August. This Celtic Holiday celebrates the midpoint between Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox. In the United States there is not a common known holiday like Lughnasadh is in the Celtic World.
  • 7. Mabon
    Mabon is a holiday that falls on the 21st day of September. In the Celtic world Mabon celebrates the end of Summer Solstice and the beginning of Autumn Equinox and the second harvest festival. In the United States September 21st is a holiday that also celebrates the end of the season Summer and the beginning of Autumn.
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  • 8. Samhain
    Samhain is a Celtic holiday that is celebrated on the 31st of October. Samhain is a holiday that marks the start of “the dark period” of the year. Samhain holds the largest and most important festival of the year. In the United States Halloween is celebrated on October 31st.as we
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  • 9. Yule
    Yule is celebrated on the 21st of December. In the Celtic World Yule celebrates the first day of Winter Solstice and the end of Autumn Equinox. December 21st is known as the shortest day of the year. In the United States December 21st is also the day that a new season starts, Winter.
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  • 10. Celtic Calendar
    Yule
    Dec 20 - 23
    Imbolc
    Feb 2
    Samhain
    Oct 31
    Ostara
    Mar 20 - 23
    Mabon
    Sep 20 - 23
    Beltaine
    May 1
    Lughnasadh
    Aug 1
    Litha
    Jun 20 -23
  • 11. Works Cited
    Celtic Holidays:http://www.packrat-pro.com/celts/celtholidays.htm
    Celtic Calendar: http://www.newworldcelts.org/Celtic%20calendar.htm