What are the different Ancient Pagan holidays and who celebrated them?
Samhain - Celtic (Ireland) - sunset 10/31 thru sunset 11/1
Saturnalia - Ancient Rome - Dec 17 - Dec 23
Are these correct? These dates are, of course, according to our current Gregorian calendar, and I know the Ancient Pagans would not have even went by the Julian calendar, so I assume they celebrated according to the moon, right? But to make is less confusing for me, I'll use our current Gregorian calendar. =)
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:49 PM on Nov. 3, 2010
Answer by Kaelansmom at 1:06 AM on Nov. 4, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:48 AM on Nov. 4, 2010
Sabrina is right about the Sabbats. Some covens/groups/groves/circles/etc. also celebrate the Esbats, the Phases of the Moon. This sometimes replaces the weekly church services they were raised attending.
My Circle and I, we consider ourselves to be "Urban Witches". We celebrate when we celebrate.
Answer by MamaK88 at 2:32 PM on Nov. 4, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:53 AM on Nov. 5, 2010