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Friendly February, Imbolc and Snowdrops

Here is this month’s Action for Happiness calendar. Have a friendly month. Just want to put out a call of friendship to Ute, a Blogger friend who has Covid. Happily she is recovering, just, please,  keep her in your thoughts.  

We have left up our garden and indoor fairy lights until Candlemas as I heard on the radio that that is the moment when the days being longer have lengthened enough to notice so we don’t need the other lights anymore. I heard yesterday that this time of year is also the pagan festival of Imbolc which is about celebrating spring, the beginning of the lambing season and new life.  It is one of the four key festivals in the Celtic calendar – the others being Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain – and traditionally falls when winter stores of food were beginning to get low mid-winter and halfway between the shortest day and the spring equinox. It begins on February 1st and ends on February 2nd.

Some people decorate the mantlepiece  with items such as a vase of snowdrops, swan feather and/or  green candles.

 

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2021/02/02/imbolc-festival-what-is-it-what-is-candlemas-and-who-is-st-brigid-13999132/?ito=cbshare

 

 

 

 

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