Category: Pagan Parties

Lupercalia

Lupercalia is a Roman holiday that occurred on February 15th. It was celebrated to avert evil spirits, purify the city and release health and fertility upon its citizens. So how did the Roman’s go about this holiday? Well in the typical Roman way; sacrifice, nakedness and flogging. Lupercalia rites were confined to the Lupercal Cave, the Palatine Hill and the…

Yule Food

Snow is falling, chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, the scent of pine and cinnamon fills the air. This the time of the Winter Solstice, or better known as Yule. There are actually many winter holidays that occur before, around or shortly after the Winter Solstice. The most famous Pagan one, is the neopagan holiday of Yule.  Yule celebrates…

Samhain – A Break Down

Samhain – October 31st Pronounced  – Irish: “Sow-in” Gaelic: “Sow-een” Colors – Black, Brown, Yellow, Gold and Red Stones – Smoky quartz, Amber, Obsidian, Onyx, Carnelian and Turquoise Flowers & Herbs – Calendula, Sunflowers, Sage, Ginseng, Wormwood, Allspice and Rosemary Trees – Apples, Hazel and Oak Foods – Apples, Pumpkins, Roasted game, Cider, Dark wine and Root veggies Altar Decorations…

Samhain Food

Samhain, it is a time for remembering our loved ones that have passed over, dispelling negative energy and invoking protection. It is the Celtic New Year, the third and last harvest of the year, and the time in which the Goddess becomes the Crone and the God lies in her womb waiting for his rebirth at Yule. This is the…

Mabon AKA The Autumn Equinox

Let’s get ready to party! It’s almost the Autumn Equinox or also known as Mabon, one of my favorite, besides Samhain, Yule, Beltane, Midsummer…okay I love them all, holidays. The Autumn Equinox is only a couple days after my birthday and it is the first day of Autumn, my favorite season. I always go big during the Autumn Equinox because…