Candlemas is tomorrow.
In Wicca, we call Candlemas Imbolc. However, I like the name Candlemas, because it really does show off the festival of lights feeling I get from the holiday. The first of the new year, it is the time where spring is almost there. It’s the most painful time to me for this reason. I hate winter and the snow and ice that come with it (why again did I leave Arizona?), so I really look forward to the spring kicking winter’s ass. During Candlemas, I fill my space and life with light, in the hope that the sunlight will do so shortly.
Of course, now that we have global warming, the sun does come sooner. So I count my blessings.Tags: holiday, religion