The ancient Celts divided the year into two halves, the lighter half and the darker half, and held four celebrations (also known as Fire Festivals) to mark the changing seasons:
- Imbolc – celebrated halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox (1st February)
- Beltane – halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice (1st May)
- Lughnasadh – halfway between the summer solstice and fall equinox (1st August)
- Samhain – halfway between the fall equinox and winter solstice (1st November)
Let’s find out some curiosities about these festivals.