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Lughnasadh (pronounced Loo-nas-ah), August 1st, is the first harvest festival in the Celtic and Neo-Pagan Year. Like all Celtic Fire Festivals, it begins on the eve of the actual day. Although it later became known as Christian Lammas, it still survives in...
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Constitution and Bylaws of CONSTITUTION - The Sisterhood of Avalon
of Calan Gaeaf, Gwyl Mair, Calan Mai, and Gwyl Awst, as well as the sacred times of the full and dark moon, upon which we call women to ritual. Therefore, the ...
Diwrnodau Arbennig Taflen Waith - Primary Resources
n. Ceisiwch gael hyd i'r diwrnodau arbennig yn y chwilotair isod: Blwyddyn. Newydd.
Tachwedd - Papur Pawb
a'r digwyddiadau a fu. Diolch i bawb a gyfrannodd i lwyddiant y noson. Codi arian i'r Eisteddfod.
Cardiff Castle What's On 2015 Castell Caerdydd Digwyddiadau
Calan Gaeaf. Edrychwch ar y wefan am fanylion llawn a phrisiau tocynnau. Dydd Sadwrn 24 Hydref - Dydd Sul 1.
Christmas / Nadolig - Vancouver Welsh Society
Nos Calan Gaeaf (Halloween). He discussed Welsh and Celtic legends and customs related to the events of the Calendar Year and presented some.

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Traditional links to Winter's Eve
“For example if you took the pips from your apple on Nos Calan Gaeaf and squeezed it between your thumb and forefinger, it would fly up in the air and land with the pointed end in the direction of your lover's house.
Table Talk: Harvest time: A season for giving thanks — and eating well
Called Samhain in Ireland and Calan Gaeaf in Wales, customs included dressing up in skins and games of divination, often using seasonal foods, such as nut and apples.
Halloween 2015: Why do we celebrate Halloween?
Halloween, which dates back to 1745, is thought to be linked to the Celtic festival Samhain, and the Brittonic Celtic festivals Calan Gaeaf in Wales, Kalan Gwav in Cornwall and Kalan Goañv in Brittany. Before you ask...
When is Halloween 2015? Your countdown clock to the spookiest day of the year
Halloween, which dates back to 1745, is thought to be linked to the Celtic festival Samhain, and the Brittonic Celtic festivals Calan Gaeaf in Wales, Kalan Gwav in Cornwall and Kalan Goañv in Brittany.
Essex Witches, Wiccans, Druids, and Pagans prepare to celebrate sacred Samhain
Most of us prepare for Halloween by buying sweets in preparation for eager children demanding chocolate at our front door or new zany outfits for a big party or carving pumpkins.

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Calan Gaeaf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Calan Gaeaf is the name of the first day of winter in Wales, observed on 1 November. The night before is Nos Galan Gaeaf, an Ysbrydnos when spirits are ...
BBC Blogs - Wales - Hallowe'en and Galan Gaeaf
Oct 28, 2011 In Wales 1 November, the first day of winter, was called Calan Gaeaf. The night before - the eve of the day - was referred to as Nos Galan Gaeaf ...
Calan Gaeaf | Sarah Woodbury
Oct 31, 2014 During the medieval period, Calan Gaeaf was a harvest festival. The night before, Nos Galan Gaeaf, was a moment when the veil between the ...
Nos Calan Gaeaf - Northern Hemisphere | Druidic Dawn
Oct 20, 2007 Calan Gaeaf (Hollantide). After the Harvest Moon that allowing the harvest to continue up until the last corn can be cut, which produces the ...
Halloween; a night of ancient Welsh tradition and magic - Bodnant
Oct 28, 2014 The Welsh for Halloween is Nos Galan Gaeaf; it is the night before Calan Gaeaf, the first day of winter. In Celtic tradition the time was known as ...

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