St. Brigid’s Day

Imbolc or Imbolg also known as Saint Brigid’s Day is a Gaelic traditional festival. It marks the beginning of spring, and is the feast day of Saint Brigid, Ireland’s patroness saint. It is held on 1 February, which is about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Imbolc is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with: Bealtaine, Lughnasadh and Samhain. The customs of St Brigid’s Day include weaving St. Brigid’s crosses. We were delighted to keep this custom alive and the children enjoyed creating these beautiful St. Brigid’s Day crosses today.