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Feast of Imbolc

The Celts celebrated the feast of Imbolc on Feb 1.  It is approximately half way between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox. It was the time when the growing season would begin and the light of Spring was overtaking the darkness of winter.  They looked to the behavior of the animals to tell if Spring was indeed around the corner.  If the badger emerged from its cave that was a good sign of warmer weather.

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