Throughout the year there are a number of significant spiritual events, such as the Spring and Autumn Equinoxes; Summer and Winter Solstices; Christmas and New Year, and many more. The following collection of articles looks at these different events in depth, with information on their histories and traditions, to how they’re celebrated across the world, and how you can incorporate them into your life.
What is the Winter Solstice?
Christmas is fast approaching, but before it gets here there is another day to celebrate, and you may have heard people talking about it. The Winter Solstice has been celebrated by Pagans for thousands of years, and many of the modern Christmas traditions are actually rooted in the early Solstice celebrations. So when is the […]Read More
Cheap and Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas
Christmas is fast approaching, and the shops are full of frantic shoppers trying to find the perfect presents for their loved ones. Christmas can be a stressful and expensive time for a lot of people, and it can be especially difficult if you don’t have much money, and feel as though you can’t afford to […]Read More
How to Celebrate Thanksgiving
Thursday 23rd November marks Thanksgiving, a day when families get together to recognise and express gratitude for the blessings in their lives. Though the holiday is rooted in American history and is primarily celebrated in the US and Canada, it is becoming increasingly popular to take part in other countries around the world. What is […]Read More
Why is Friday 13th Unlucky?
It’s Friday 13th, thought by many to be one of the unluckiest days of the year. So many people believe that the day holds back luck that it can now be classed as a real phobia, called paraskavedekatriaphobia. But where does this superstition come from? Here we examine the history of this superstition. Why is […]Read More
Celebrate the Autumn Equinox
Friday 22nd September marks the 2017 Autumn Equinox, or Mabon, which marks the first day of Autumn in the Northern hemisphere, and the official end of summer. Here we look at the history of the Autumn Equinox, and how it is traditionally celebrated around the world. What is the Autumn Equinox? The Autumn Equinox is […]Read More
Celebrate World Friendship Day
Every year on the first Sunday of August, people around the world celebrate International Friendship Day. There are different accounts of when the tradition began; some people think that it originated in 1935, when the US Congress announced the yearly festival; however, others believe that the first ‘official’ International Friendship Day was held in their […]Read More
How to Celebrate the Summer Solstice
Wednesday 21 June marks the 2017 Summer Solstice, a day celebrated by Pagans across the Northern Hemisphere for thousands of years. Here will we look at what exactly the Summer Solstice is and how it is traditionally celebrated. What is the Summer Solstice? The Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer, is believed to be the […]Read More
Celebrating Easter’s Pagan Roots
Easter is celebrated by Christians all over the world to honour the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 3 days after his crucifixion on Good Friday. However, it is widely recognised that the celebration of Easter has Pagan roots that go back to way before Christianity even existed. The word ‘Easter’ is of Saxon origin, meaning Eastra, […]Read More