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Dates for Sabbat Celebrations in the Garden at Vermont 2013
Please note that some Sabbats are now held 7pm-9pm weekday evenings, see below ...
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Lammas – Sat 2nd February
Mabon – Sat 23rd March
Samhain/Halloween (Twilight Ritual) – Sat 4th May Midday to 7.30pm
Yule – Thurs 20th June 7pm - 9pm
Imbolg – Thurs 1st August 7pm - 9pm
Ostara – Sat 21st September
Beltain – Sat 2nd November
Note: These dates don’t necessarily coincide with the actual date of the festival – these are the closest Saturdays to the event. For instance, Beltane would usually be celebrated on the 1st November because the Northern Hemisphere date is traditionally 1st May. Having said that, it must be remembered that these celebrations are agricultural celebrations dependent on natural events and the celebration dates could vary by days or possibly as much as a week or more; so that Lammas, for instance, would only be celebrated after all the grain had been harvested and this might be sometime after the traditional date. The dates, as we usually consider them, would only have become ‘fixed’ when they were incorporated into the Christian calendar. Later it seems that the traditional UK Halloween celebration on 31st October became indistinguishable from Guy Fawkes Night (Bonfire Night) which is celebrated on November 5th. Bonfires are so named because they were part of Sabbat celebrations.