World Book Day, recognized on March 1st, is a worldwide celebration of children’s books and reading and marked in over 100 countries around the globe. Celebrate with these activites that use books as springboards to all sorts of activities, crafts, and play.
Holly translates to ~good will~ in the Language of Flowers. ."In winter, the Druids advised people to take holly into their homes to shelter the elves and fairies who could join mortals at this time without causing them harm. But it must be completely removed before the eve of Imbolc - 1st-2nd Feb -first day of Spring, -for even if one leaf remained in the house, it would cause misfortune."
Feast of Beltane Long ago, Celts celebrated Beltane, which was a calendar feast that welcomed summer. Bonfires figured largely into this celebration, and some activities included dancing around the fire, burning effigies of witches, and hearding cattle in between bonfires. Fire was seen as a purifying source. In recent years, neopagans have begun to celebrate Beltane once more.