Holidays Time

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Holidays, Festivals, & Feasts

Samhain (October 31st to November 1st)
Imbolc (February 1st & 2nd)
Beltane (May 1st)
Lughnasadh (August 1st)


Coligny Calendar

The Measurement of Time

  • Celtic days began at sunset, not at sunrise.
  • They believe the world started in a dark time and therefore their calendar starts at the begining of the dark period of the year: October 31st, Samhain.
  • A fort-night was is 14 days, a sennight is a week, a day is a moon.
  • There were thirteen months every few years, similar to a leap year.

Days of the Week

…in English, Scots Gaalic, Irish Gaelic, and Manx respectively.

Monday: Di-Luain | De Luan | Jelhune
Tuesday: Di-Mairt | De Mairt | Jemayrt
Wednesday: Di-Ciadain | De Ceadaoin | Jecrean
Thursday: Di-Ardaoin | Deardaoin | Jerdein
Friday: Di h-Aoine | De h-Aoine | Jeheiney
Saturday: Di-Sathurna | De Sathairn | Jesarn
Sunday: Di-Domhnaich | De Domhnaigh | Jedoonee