8 High Holy Days

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Approximately every six weeks ritual  is held to celebrate the High Days of the Druidic and Pagan Paths. 

You may also research the High Days by using the search option at: www.adf.org

What are the Druid holidays?

The Intentions of Druidic Ritual (an article by Ian Corrigan)

Samhain - Nov 1

Winter Solstice - Dec 21

Oimelc - Feb 1

Spring Equinox/Ostara/Eostra - March 21

Beltane - May 1

Summer Solstice - June 21

Lughnasadh - Aug 1

Fall/Autumn Equinox (Mabon) - Sept 21

ADF Organizational Ritual

"Article 4 - (3) For ceremonial purposes, however, each High Day may be celebrated upon either the legal date, the astronomical date, or upon a date mutually convenient to the participants of the particular celebrations involved."   http://www.adf.org/about/bylaws.html#Article4© 2003 Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, Inc.

In an article on the ADF website, "What do Neo Pagans Believe?"

-- ADF Founder, Isaac Bonewits is quoted as saying :

"Connecting to the Cosmos

We believe in the importance of celebrating the solar, lunar and other cycles of our lives. We consciously observe the solstices, equinoxes and the points in between, as well as the phases of the moon. Such "rites of intensification" are human universals, as are the various ceremonies known as "rites of passage" -- celebrations of birth, puberty, personal dedication to a given deity or group, marriage, ordination, death, etc."

Step-By-Step through a Druid Worship Ceremony

© 2003 Ár nDraíocht Féin: A Druid Fellowship, Inc. http://www.adf.org/about/beliefs.html