The Sylvan Sanctuary Druids of the Oak Grove will hold the annual Imbolc Ritual on February 3. 2024 at 6:00pm.
Imbolc is said to be from an old Irish word that means “in the belly,” referring to the pregnant ewes who were about to give birth to their lambs. During this time we celebrate the turning of Winter to Spring. In addition, this is also the time to honor Brigid, the goddess of fire, the sun, the hearth, smithcraft, healing, poetry and fertility among many other things.
The Sylvan Sanctuary Druids’ Imbolc Ritual involves a bit of preparation. We bless our Brigid’s Mantles the night before the ritual by leaving them out to collect the dew of the morning. This is called a Brat Bhríde, it is then blessed at the ritual by many hands and worn for personal protection and health throughout the year.
We invite you to join us for ritual and potluck meal afterwards. As always, ritual attire is welcome but not required.
Please bring a dish to share, a donation to the monthly Lawrenceville Co-op Food Drive, a wand or staff, and a noise maker.