Fri, Feb 02|
First Unitarian Parish House
Imbolc | Brigid's Day | Meet & Greet
Time & Location
Feb 02, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
First Unitarian Parish House, 71 8th St, New Bedford, MA 02740, USA
About The Event
Imbolc is a festival of fire and light, and in many Neopagan traditions, celebrates the goddess Brigid. It falls around the midpoint between the winter solstice and the spring equinox and marks the successful passing of winter and the beginning of the agricultural spring. The light continues to grow stronger following the winter solstice, and the days grow warmer.
Imbolc is a time to hold initiation rituals through its association with purification and new beginnings. The Symbols of Imbolc include corn and wheat, sun wheels, or decorated plows to celebrate the beginning of the agricultural year. Traditionally, corn or grain dollies, representing Brigid, were fashioned from stalks of grain and sometimes placed in a bed or basket with white flower bedding. Brigid’s Cross was made from wheat stalks or rush and hung in the house or exchanged as symbols of protection and prosperity in the coming year.
Are you curious about becoming a Pagan or want to meet more earth-centered individuals? Join us for a meet and greet at the First Unitarian Church's Parish House on February 2 from 6 pm - 9 pm.
- Something for the nibbles table (snack or drink)
- A poem, song, artwork, etc. to share in a "Bard's Circle."
We will discuss the needs of the Pagan community and ways to create a new, diverse Pagan group for the Greater New Bedford area.
The First Unitarian Church in New Bedford's mission is to encourage diversity and mutual acceptance and to work for positive change in ourselves and our community.