The Sabbats

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Yule

The beginning of the new pagan year, this holiday celebrates the coming of longer days and the return of the sun. Traditionally trees were decorated and Yule logs were burned in fireplaces in homes to protect them and bring them good luck in the coming year. This Sabbat is celebrated on the winter solstice, or first day of winter and can change year to year. It is December 21st this year. Our celebration includes Yule log burning with our ritual.

Imbolc

The renewal and abundance festival is a time to give thanks to an increasing sun in hopes of a fertile spring.. Witches often do rededications at this time as well as new witches get initiated. This is a time for fresh beginnings, new starts.


Ostara

Ostara signifies renewal and abundance. Here we celebrate a fertile spring, and it is an excellent time for planting seeds. Depending on your local climate, indoor grow rooms make great starting points for many garden items.

Beltane

Also known as May Day, Beltane is celebrated as a way to re-enact an age old ceremony. Signifying the beginning of summer, it is the beginning of ideas, and of a fertile period. Beltane originates from the Celtic God Bel, meaning bright one and a Gaelic word, teine, meaning fire. Put together you have bright fire, which is why the bonfire was burnt on this night. It is said that the Goddess is at the height of her fullness and is ready to meet the God and marry, and consummate that marriage. As it is about renewal and beginnings, many handfastings are performed during this festival, and many babies are born nine months later.

Our celebration this year consists of a small bon fire, (location permitting), a ceremony for dancing around the Maypole (tree), and much dancing and singing. There will be some traditional flower/hair braiding, hanging ribbons/flowers from our designated Maypole. Sweet bread and mead will be served to those over the legal drinking age. Check back soon to see updates to the schedule of events and location within the city of New Orleans. Tickets are on sale now!

Litha

High point of summer is the calling card of the Litha festival. We celebrate the sun being at its highest, the days being at their longest, with nature at its peak we ask for a bountiful upcoming harvest.

Lughnasadh

We celebrate our first harvest, traditionally grain which is then made to bread. This is also the time when the God's power is starting to wane as it nears the end of the year. Celebrated August first, and this year it will be even more grand. Luna Fane would like to cordially invite you to our first Lughnasadh open event. Details are still in the making, there are two themes in the air right now but as info gets locked in you will be the first to know. For real, y'all, at this time all I know is it is August 1st. That is literally all the info I have on this. So gear up, get your outfits ready, burn your candles and incense, its about to be party time! Check us out on Facebook to keep up to date with our events as well as Instagram and Twitter.

Mabon

Fruits and vegetables are being harvested, so now we celebrate our second harvest. As Mother turns to Crone we give thanks to all that has been provided for us in the past harvests.

Samhain

The most renowned and infamous of all the Pagan Sabbats, Samhain, All Hallow's Eve, or Halloween, is probably the most celebrated and loved of all the Pagan holidays. It is the Celtic New Year's eve and marks the time when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest and it is easiest to communicate with our lost loved ones. It is the final harvest, so we thank the God and Goddess for all they have provided and also prep for the upcoming year by setting our intentions.