Imbolc

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Im·bolc

 (ĭm′bōlg′)
n.
An ancient Celtic feast, usually held on February 1, marked by acts of divination and rites of purification.

[Old Irish : imm, imb-, about, mutually; see ambhi in Indo-European roots + perhaps bolg, bag, sack (a bag symbolizing plenty perhaps having played a role in the festival); see bhelgh- in Indo-European roots.]

Imbolc

(ˈɪmbəlk; ˈɪmbəʊlk; ˈɪmməlk) or

Imbolg

n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) an ancient Celtic festival associated with the goddess Brigit, held on Feb 1 or 2 to mark the beginning of spring. It is also celebrated by modern pagans
[C15: from Old Irish oimelc ewe's milk]