Pagan sabbats: Ostara, Alban Eilir, and Komoeditsa/Mara

For Wiccans, Druids, Norse and Germanic pagans, this sabbat is called Ostara, although some Druids prefer the name Alban Eilir, while Slavic Rodnovery celebrates Mara. There are some distinctions between the customs, but the energy and nature of this sabbat remain the same throughout many different pagan paths. We celebrate the spring equinox and life returning to Earth. Traditionally, Ostara falls on March 21st, while the astrological date is when the Sun is at 0° of Aries. For more about sabbats in general and to read about the pagan Wheel of the Year, check out Pagan Sabbats.

Pagan sabbats: Imbolc, Disting, and Gromnica

For Wiccans, Druids, any many others, this sabbat is called Imbolc. For Asatru folks, it is Disting, the Assembly of the Goddesses and the Charming of the Plow. For Slavic Native Faith or Rodnovery, it is Gromnica. There are some distinctions between the customs, but the energy and nature of this sabbat remain the same throughout many different pagan paths. We celebrate the first signs of early spring and recognize the divine feminine in the form of Mother Earth that is slowly awakening.