This Sabbath is halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.
Slowly we wake up from winter sleep and hope for the arrival of warmer days. It is the powerful meeting of water (cleaning) and fire (rebirth).
DIY: manufacture of the Birgid Cross and grain doll, creation and decoration of candles
Cook milk-based dishes: cheese, butter, milkshakes,
The symbols of Imbolc:
Colours: white, yellow, pink, light green
Incense: cedar, peppermint, storax, basil, cinnamon
Trees: cedar, blackthorn, rowan, sycamore
Flowers and fruits: crocus, daffodil
Stones: amethyst, turquoise
Candles: white and red
Herbs and plants: angelica, mugwort, basil, cinnamon, cereals, bramble, mulberry, reed