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Sabbats: 2017

 A Year of Magical Celebrations

Festival name Event Date Sun’s position
     North South* North South
Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, All Saints’ Day, All Souls’ Day, Last/Blood Harvest. 31 Oct
(Nov 1-4)
1 May
(4–10 May)
≈ 15° Scorpio ≈ 15° Taurus
Midwinter, Yule, Cuidle, Alban Arthan, Winter Rite, Mothers Night, Gŵyl Galan Gaeaf (Welsh) winter solstice 20-21 Dec 20-21 June 0° Capricorn 0° Cancer
Candlemas, Imbolc, Oimelc, Brigit, Brigid’s Day, Bride’s Day, Brigantia, Gŵyl y Canhwyllau (Welsh) 2-4 Feb 2-4 Aug ≈ 15° Aquarius ≈ 15° Leo
Vernal Equinox, Ostara, Lady Day, Earrach, Alban Eilir, Festival of Trees, Gŵyl Ganol y Gwanwyn (Welsh) spring equinox 20-21 Mar 20-21 Sept 0° Aries 0° Libra
Beltane, Beltaine, May Day, Gŵyl Galan Mai (Welsh) 1 May
(3-5 May)
31 Oct – 2 Nov (4-6 Nov) ≈ 15° Taurus ≈ 15° Scorpio
Midsummer, Litha, Samradh, Alban Hefin, Aerra Litha, Gŵyl Ganol yr Haf (Welsh) summer solstice 20-23 June 20-23 Dec 0° Cancer 0° Capricorn
Lammas, Lughnasadh (English pronunciation: /ˈluːnəsə/), 1st Harvest, Bread Harvest, Festival of First Fruits, Gŵyl Galan Awst (Welsh) 1–2 Aug 1–2 Feb ≈ 15° Leo ≈ 15° Aquarius
Autumnal Equinox, Mabon, Foghar, Alban Elfed, Harvest Home, 2nd Harvest, Fruit Harvest, Wine Harvest, Gŵyl Ganol yr Hydref (Welsh) autumn equinox 21-24 Sept 21-24 Mar 0° Libra 0° Aries

The Wheel of the Year in the Northern Hemisphere.

*In the Southern Hemisphere, these festivals are commonly shifted by six months to match the local seasons


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