- Sep 22 2021
Autumnal Equinox the Celebration of MabonCategories: Irish Traditions , Interesting Stories , Celtic Holidays , Halloween , Blog , EducationToday is the first day of autumn. The fall equinox will occur today, September 22, 2021, at 3:21 p.m. Eastern. The Sun will be exactly above the Earth’s equator at that time, appearing overhead at noon as seen from the equator. Every year, around the same time, the Sun shines directly over the equator, distributing the same amount of light on both sides of the planet.
- Categories: HalloweenThe Celts celebrated Halloween as Samhain, ‘All Hallowtide’ – the ‘Feast of the Dead’, when the dead revisited the mortal world. The celebration marked the end of Summer and the start of the Winter months.
- Oct 15 2014
Lambswool Recipe for SamhainCategories: Irish Recipes , HalloweenAfter you feast on traditional Irish foods on Halloween you will need to wash it down with an old drink called Lambswool. The name Lambswool is believed to be derivative of the Irish Gaelic, “La Mas Nbhal” meaning ‘Feast of the Apples.
- Sep 23 2014
Celtic Autumn EquinoxCategories: Interesting Stories , Celtic Holidays , Halloween , Celtic Legends
September 23rd, the Autumn Equinox. To Celts - this is the Second Harvest, when the ripe Acorns fall from the wild Irish Oaks and we plant them in fertile soil. This wonderful time is the time when day and night are equal in length. Equinox meaning "equal night".
In Ireland there is an ancient Irish equinox temple at Knowth, near Newgrange (BrÃº na Boinne). Knowth has a 100-foot long passage that only is light by the Sun on the morning of the Spring and Autumn Equinox.The Autumn Equinox is sometimes referred to as the Fall Equinox – Fall means ‘leaf fall’ so together the Fall Equinox means “Leaf Fall Equal Night and Day”.
To the Celtic Druids this is the Second Harvest. A time when the ripe acorns fall from the wild Irish Oaks and they are plant in fertile soi. The “Harvest Moon” was so-