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Sabbats are wiccan holidays.
The Wiccan year begins after Samhain
according to the Celtic almanac.

Yule (circa December 21)

The Goddess gives birth to a son, the God, at Yule.
Yule is a time of the greatest darkness and is the shortest day of the year. Since the God is also the Sun, this marks the point of the year when the Sun is reborn as well. Thus, the Wicca light fires or candles to welcome the Suns´ returning light. The Goddess, slumbering through the winter of
Her labor, rests after Her delivery. To contemporary Wiccans it is a
reminder that the ultimate product of death is rebirth.

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Imbolc (February 2)

Imbolc marks the recovery of the Goddess after giving birth to the
God. The length-ning periods of light awaken Her. The God is a young,
lusty boy, but His power is felt in the longer days. Imbolc is also
known as Feast of Torches, Oimelc, Lupercalia and Brigid´s day.

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Spring Equinox (circa March 21)

Ostara, or Spring Equinox marks the first day of true spring. The
Goddess blankets the Earth with fertility, bursting forth from Her
sleep, as the God stretches and grows to maturity. On Ostara the
hours of day and night are equal. Light is overtaking darkness.

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Beltane (April 30)

Beltane marks the emergence of the young God into manhood. Stirred by
the energies at work in nature, He desires the Goddess. They fall in
love, lie among the grasses and blossoms, and unite. The Goddess
becomes pregnant of the God. The Wiccans celebrate the symbol of Her
fertility in ritual. The flowers and greenery symbolize the Goddess;
the May Pole the God. Beltane marks the return of vitality, of
passion and hopes consummated.

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Summer Solstice (circa June 21)

Is also known as Litha, arrives when the powers of nature reach their
highest point. The Earth is awash in the fertility of the Goddess and
God. Midsummer is a classic time for magic of all kinds.

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Lughnasadh (August 1)

Lughnasadh is the time of the first harvest, when the plants of
spring wither and drop their fruits or seed for our use as well as to
ensure future crops. Mystically, so too does the God lose His
strength as the Sun rises farther in the South each day and the
nights grow longer. The Goddess watches in sorrow and joy as She
realizes that the God is dying, and yet lives on inside Her as Her

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Autumn Equinox (circa September 21)

Mabon is the completion of the harvest begun at Lughnasadh. Once
again day and night are equal, poised as the God prepares to leave
His physical body and begin the great adventure into the unseen,
toward renewal and rebirth of the Goddess. Nature declines, draws
back its bounty, readying for winter and its time of rest The Goddess
nods in the weakening sun, though fire burns within Her womb. She
feels the presence of the god even as He wanes.

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Samhain (October 31)

At Samhain, the Wicca say farewell to the God. This is a temporary
farewell. he isn't wrapped in eternal darkness, but readies to be
reborn of the Goddess at Yule. Samhain is a time of reflection, of
looking back over the last year, of coming to terms with the one
phenomenon of life over which we no control - death. The Wicca feel
that on this night the separation between the physical and spiritual
realities is thin. Wiccans remember their ancestors and all those who
have gone before.

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