Sunday, February 1, 2009

Celebrating Imbolc

Dame Abigail and Lady Amber hosted the third Imbolc dance at the Pavilion in Caledon Moors.

Below, Dame Abigail and Lady Amber.

Imbolc is a pagan festival of Spring. To quote Wikipedia: "Imbolc is one of the four principal festivals of the Wheel of the Year, celebrated among Neopagans, Wiccans, and other similar cultures either at the beginning of February or at the first local signs of Spring. Most commonly it is celebrated on February 2, since this is the cross-quarter day on the solar calendar, halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere."

Below, Mr. Roberto Viking and Miss Scotti Lyle.

Imbolc was adopted as St. Brigid's Day in the Celtic calendar.

Below, Miss Alexx McLagan and her fiancé, Mr. Alastair Whybrow.

Miss Kiralette Kelley and Mr. Podruly Peccable.

Mr. Wrath Constantine (Lord Wrath) and Miss Darlingmonster Ember.

Miss Annechen Lowey and Baron Klaus Wulfenbach.

Mr. Drinkwater was into the spirit of the season, bringing with him ribbons for a morris dance, an English folk dance involving choreographed steps among a panoply of participants, often with props, such as the ribbons.

Below, L to R: unnamed sheep not participating in the dance, Miss Serra Anansi, Sir JJ Drinkwater, Miss Gwynna Cleanslate, Miss Merlot Zymurgy.

Aren't we good? Below, a larger group of dancers:

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