IMBOLC: Celebrating Another Pagan Holiday

pagan holiday

Has the reader gotten his pagan holiday ducks in a row yet?

IMBOLC is the first big pagan holiday of 2020 and happens on this weekend.

Although many mainstream reference works put IMBOLC during the first weeks of February, tradition has it that the pagan holiday is celebrated on February 2–although Americans usually celebrate this holiday on February 2 and call it “Groundhog Day” AND end times revisions to reference works everywhere put the pagan fest on February 1.

Imbolc or Imbolg ([ɪˈmˠɔlˠɡ]), also called (Saint) Brigid’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Bríde, Scottish Gaelic: Là Fhèill Brìghde, Manx: Laa’l Breeshey), is a Gaelic traditional festival marking the beginning of spring. It is held on 1 February, or about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.

wheel of the year

Wiccans and Neo-Druids celebrate Imbolc as one of the eight Sabbats in their Wheel of the Year, following Midwinter and preceding Ostara. In Wicca, Imbolc is commonly associated with the goddess Brigid and as such it is sometimes seen as a “women’s holiday” with specific rites only for female members of a coven.
Imbolc: Wicca and Neo-Paganism

For readers who are saying to themselves, “Groundhog Day is on the SECOND day of February and this pagan holiday is on the FIRST day of February.  That’s close but no cigar.”, keep in mind that years ago, celebration days and other identifying information were often slightly changed to pull the wool over the public’s eyes.

Also, at one time, it was fairly common knowledge that IMBOLC and Groundhog Day were one and the same.

But that was before the end times memory hole got busy.

IMBOLC is still infamous for being a day of weather divination.

Divination is strictly forbidden by God’s Word.

“There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD”
–Deuteronomy 18:10-12

What is the scoop on IMBOLC and weather divination?

Imbolc was traditionally a time of weather divination, and the old tradition of watching to see if serpents or badgers came from their winter dens may be a forerunner of the North American Groundhog Day.
IMBOLC: weather divination

May be“?

IMBOLC was celebrated by the pagans as the traditional beginning of spring.

To a people whose lives were so wrapped up in the weather (Sound familiar?), this was a very important celebration.

In 2020, TWO pagan celebrations occur on February 2: Groundhog Day (what Americans call IMBOLC) AND the Super Bowl.

IMBOLC is just one more pagan holiday which is losing its mask and coming out of the shadows in the end times. Most of the others can be found on the Wheel of the Year image above.

Because Saturday is February 1 (what is claimed to be the traditional day of the pagan holiday) and Sunday is February 2 (the American version of IMBOLC AND the traditional day of IMBOLC for centuries), 2020 offers pagans an entire weekend of festivities.

DOES the reader make any connection between popular modern holidays celebrated by the culture and the ancient pagan holy days?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 31-February 2, 2020.]

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