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  • i thought yer haiku wuz jes fine fer imbolc, not that i know much bout imbolc ... but i lack a haiku that kin make me chuckull. corse, the pitcher of godlove's liquors hepped a bit.

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  • Also known as Imbolg

    "Wiccans celebrate a variation of Imbolc as one of four "fire festivals", which make up half of the eight holidays (or "sabbats"), of the wheel of the year. Imbolc is defined as a cross-quarter day, midway between the winter solstice (Yule) and the spring equinox (Ostara). The precise astrological midpoint in the Northern hemisphere is when the sun reaches fifteen degrees of Aquarius. In the Southern hemisphere, if celebrated as the beginning of Spring, the date is the midpoint of Leo. Among Dianic Wiccans, Imbolc (also known as "Candlemas") is the traditional time for initiations."
    _Wikipedia

    January 25, 2008

  • One of the four festivals of the Irish calendar, celebrating the arrival of spring. Also known as St. Brigid's Day.

    March 6, 2007