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Imbolc is one of the four Greater Sabbats of the witch’s calendar, a cross-quarter fire festival that falls between “Yule” – the Winter Solstice, and “Ostara” – the Spring Equinox.

Imbolc is celebrated on the 2nd February in the Northern Hemisphere, with Lammas being the equivalent Sabbat in the Southern Hemisphere.

Imbolc is a celebration of light after the dark. As the returning Sun grows stronger lengthening day time and reducing night times, the main feature of this festival is the lighting of fires and candles in sympathy of the Sun’s growing strength.