Celtic Celebrations and Retreats
In the Celtic year we have several points in the calendar we celebrate in ceremony, each with their own unique signature, meaning and reason why people gave thanks at this time, and indeed still do.
Some of these Celtic Celebrations are;
♥ Beltane – May 1st and carrying over summer
♥ Summer Solstice – 21st June, the longest day in the North and some may call this Litha
♥ Lughnasah – August 1st, giving thanks for the harvest as we reap this in before winter
♥ Yule – Winter Solstice on the 21st December celebrates all the magic of this time
♥ Imbolc – February 1st and also known in religious circles as Candlemas, a time when Brigid was celebrated in her many forms and still is.
People being together, communicating, giving thanks for the Earth, seasons, ancestors and much more. Our history is filled with stories and tales to tell.
Many couples still choose these times to be married, hold a baby blessing or a scattering a loved ones ashes. It adds an extra special element to the ceremony if they feel this is how they want to celebrate this day and ceremony.
Ceremonies can be in a woodland, a beach, a standing stone circle, a sacred well, an ancient castle on a windswept shore – I am sure you are now getting the picture!
A time to honour us as couple’s, parents, loved ones and all we mean to each other in our own way, maybe involving families and friends.
If you feel drawn to holding a ceremony at any of these times or others that hold this Celtic feel or are looking to have a ceremony in an area you feel drawn to, you are very welcome to get in touch and I can help you with ideas, plans and preparation.
As a Spiritual Workshop Facilitator & Trainer in my ‘other’ role I have held workshops, meditation circles, retreats and courses for years. People having that time out, maybe time in nature, gathering, relaxing and being with like-minded people, discussing all things spiritual.
Time out is good for the soul, as is ritual, giving thanks, blessings. These are all things we did in times past and are at times forgetting. We are slowly loosing these customs and blessings.
I shall be holding a retreat this November in Mystical Rosslyn in Scotland and there shall be more retreats and workshops to follow in 2020. Taking that time out to nourish our soul.
How can we celebrate together?
If you love this website as much as I do and feel I could be the person to help you with your ceremony then you are so welcome to get in touch below! I would love to help you create your ceremony!