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InWicca we give honour to the Gods at 8 festivals (or Sabbats)
throughout the year ~ there are 4 Greater Sabbats : Samhain, Imbolg,
Bealtaine and Lughnasadh (and tend to involve both  the eve and the
day) and4 Lessor Sabbats : Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer
Solstice and Autumn Equinox. The Gods  are also honoured at monthly
festivals (esbats). Both Sabats and Esbats are occasions of great joy
and normally end with a feast.

In Wicca we believe that our lives, like the changing cycle of the
Seasons are a part of life and death, Our fears and triumphs, sadness
and grief are transient ~ they will come and then pass. Our lives will
make the cycle from birth to death and birth again. By this belief we are
taught courage, endurance and an ability to look at the greater picture
rather than  looking at how things affect us individually.

We are a part of nature and we follow it's cycle ~ a cycle that has,
and will, endure forever.
At the Sabbats we use different colours, Incense and decorations in our
Here is a guide :

Incense : Pine, Cedar, Rosemary
Decorations : Yule log, cinnamon sticks, Yule tree, Mistletoe
Colour : Red, Green, Silver, White

IMBOLG (Candlemas, Imbolc, Imbole) Feb 2
Incense : Rosemary, Frankincense, Myrrh, Cinnamon
Decorations : Corn dolly, Besom, Spring flowers.
Colours : White, orange, red

SPRING EQUINOX (Ostara) Mar 21
Incense : Jasmine, Rose
Decorations : Yellow disc or wheel, coloured eggs, hare decorations,
spring flowers
Colours : Yellow

BEALTAINE (Beltane, May Eve) 30 Apr/May 1
Incense : Lilac, frankincense
Decorations : Maypole, flowers, ribbons
Colour : Green

Incense : Lemon, Lavender, Wisteria
Decorations : Dried flowers, heathers, holly leaves
Colour : Red

LUGHNASADH (Lammas Eve) 31 July/ 1 Aug.
Incense : Sandalwood, Rose
Decorations : ear of corn or grain, bread, corn dolly, holly, red poppies
Colour : Green, brown

Incense : Pine Sage, Myrrh
Decorations : Pine cones, leaves, red poppies, oak leaves.
Colour : Red, yellow, brown

SAMHAIN (Hallowe'en, All Hallows Eve) 31 Oct
Incense : Nutmeg, mint, sage
Decorations : Photographs of dead loved ones, Pumpkin lanterns, oak
leaves, apples, nuts, sage
Colour : Black, orange.

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