Date: Saturday, Feb 4th, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EST / -05:00 GMT)
Latha Fhèill Brìde
Latha Fhèill Brìde, the day of the feast of Brìde, or Brigid, is one of the four quarterly festivals that divide the traditional Gaelic agricultural and ritual year, along with Samhain, Bealtuinn, and Lùnasdal. It is also known by an older Gaelic name, Imbolg or Imbolc. It is the day in which the Gaels of Scotland, Ireland, and Man honor Brigid or Brighid — now spelled Brìd — whether a Christian Saint, an ancient Celtic Goddess, or a mix of both. In this special online program we will examine the importance of the holiday, what it traditionally meant to the Gaels, how they observe(d) the feast of Brigid, and what the holiday means to us today.
This is the second in a series of free online programs on the quarterly feasts of the Gaelic calendar, following our Oidhche Shamhna / Samhain program last November (and a workshop on the Gaelic calendar offered by Lodaidh MacFhionghain at the 2022 US National Mòd). Please register for the event following the link to the left or here.
ACGA is planning “pan-Gaelic” programs for Bealtainn and Lùnasdal as well, along with Latha Chaluim Chille (St. Columba’s Day) and possibly St. Michael’s Day — all festivals or feasts important to the Gaels of Scotland, Ireland, and Man. We hope you will join us for these and other online ACGAevents in 2023.