The wheel of the year consists of thirteen moons (esbats) and eight festivals (sabbats).
Sabbaths refer to the 8 feasts celebrated during the witch year. The first being Yule and the last Samhain (New Year)
It is a commemoration of nature and its benefits, following the cycle of seasons and harvests. They are rhythmed by natural cycles such as solstices and equinoxes.
It is a way to connect with nature and celebrate the history of the Goddess and God in the perpetual cycle of life.