2012-11-18 16.12.46

Traditional Celebrations

(check ‘news’ for precise dates)

Imbolc, Feb 1
Vernal Equinox, Mar
Beltane, May 1
Summer Solstice, Jun
Lughnasadh, Aug 1
Autumn Equinox, Sep
Samhain, Oct 31
Winter Solstice, Dec

Many cultures have given distinct names to each recurring full moon. The names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. The Farmer’s Almanac lists several names that are commonly used in the United States. The almanac explains that there were some variations in the moon names, but in general, the same ones were used among the Algonquin tribes from New England on west to Lake Superior. European settlers followed their own customs and created some of their own names.


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