Common Pagan Holidays (Northern Hemisphere)

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How well do you know the Pagan holidays/festivals?

Which holiday is celebrated on the Vernal Equinox?

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Ostara is celebrated on the Vernal (Spring) Equinox

What is another name for the Summer Solstice?

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Summer Solstice is also know as Litha and Midsummer

How many Pagan holidays are there on a standard Wheel of the Year?

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There are 8: Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasadh, Mabon, Samhain

Yule falls on the same day as Christmas.

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Yule is celebrated on the Winter Solstice, which falls between December 20 - 23. Some celebrate from December 20 - January 1 or 2.

Which of these holidays is celebrated by many on Halloween?

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Samhain, however the actual dates is November 1.

What day is Beltane celebrated on in the Northern Hemisphere?

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Sometimes spelled Beltain or Beltaine, is celebrated on May Day, May 1.

During which Pagan holiday would you gather dried herbs, scatter offerings in harvested fields, adorn you altar with leaves, acorns, and pine cones?

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Mabon is the Pagan ritual of thanksgiving for the fruits of the earth and a recognition of the need to share them to secure the blessings of the Goddess and the God during the coming winter months.

Imbolc is also known as Candlemas.

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True, it is also called Candlemas.

What is considered the 1st of the 3 harvest holidays?

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Lammas or Lughnasadh (LOO-nah-sah) is the first of the three harvest holidays.

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