Here’s to a happy Alban Hefin (summer solstice)!
Celebrated as May Day, Beltane, the first day of Celtic summer, or when most spring flowers are blooming, May 1st is a special time for many of us. Here is a gallery showing how we keep this holiday now – celebrations, observances, and music included.
The Ogam (Ogham) is an old Irish alphabet of sacred ‘trees’ that modern Druids have studied and built upon for spiritual uses. This guide will help you find local trees for your own Ogam wherever you may live.
The Ogam for November, the first month of the Celtic year, is Beith or the Birch tree- symbolizing purification, protection, & beginnings. Go here for a complete page with plant information, my Florida equivalent plant, associations, folklore and more.
The Ogam for most of October is Ngethal, or the broom, reed, or fern plants. Go here for a complete page with plant information, my Florida equivalent plant, associations, folklore and more.