Do druids celebrate wheel of the year? Celebrated by many pagan traditions, among modern Druids this festival recognizes the power of life in its fullness, the greening of the world, youthfulness and flourishing.
What holidays do druids celebrate?
|Festival||Northern Hemisphere||Southern Hemisphere|
|Samhain, Calan Gaeaf||31 October||30 April, or 1 May|
|Winter Solstice, Alban Arthan||21 or 22 December||21 June|
|Imbolc||1 or 2 February||1 August|
|Spring equinox, Alban Eilir||20 or 21 March||21 or 22 September|
What did the druids call winter solstice? ‘Yule’ is how Druids and Pagans have long referred to the winter solstice, even if most of us associate it more with festive chocolate logs.
Did the druids celebrate Yule? Mistletoe. In the Celtic times, druids observed the festival of Alban Arthan (also known as Yule) at the time of Winter solstice. They gathered mistletoe from oak trees, in an attempt to ward off evil spirits and grant them good luck.