Celebrating the Sabbats is surprisingly easy. You don't have to throw a big party or conduct an elaborate ritual. Remember that the Sabbats celebrate the wheel of the year and the turning of seasons, so often the easiest way to celebrate is to just go for a walk and appreciate nature!
How to celebrate any sabbat:
Here are simple, subtle ways that are appropriate for all sabbats...
> take a walk in nature and observe seasonal changes
> cook with seasonal foods (in the summer months you can wild forage for ingredients)
> meditation & self-reflection
> light a candle/incense
> listen to seasonal music (you can internet search for sabbat-themed music e.g. "Litha playlist")
Samhain is probably the easiest - it's just Halloween! Carve pumpkins, honour the dead, reflect on the past. If your family don't celebrate Halloween, then you can still cook with seasonal ingredients (pumpkins, gourds, nuts) and use this as a time to reflect and do shadow work (journaling & inner-child work). Possibly visit a gravesite or throw out any junk from your house.
Yule (Winter Solstice)
Again, quite easy, just celebrate Christmas! Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, the light of the world. Yule is the celebration of the birth of the god, the sun, the light of the world. It is the festival of returning light after the longest nights of the year.
Celebrate things that are everlasting, that are full if life in the depths of winter i.e. evergreen trees - Christmas trees!
Cook with spices to give a bit of life to your food, light candles to illuminate the longest nights, decorate the house with bright colours, red, white, and green to represent health and life.
Imbolc signals the beginning of spring and the stirrings of new life. The original word Imbolg means 'in the belly'. It is the promise of renewal, of hidden potential, of earth awakening and life-force stirring. Cook with cinnamon, make plans for the year ahead, practice some self-love magick, and do some Spring cleaning!
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