Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of Imbolc in English:
An ancient Celtic festival celebrated on the second day of February.
- Like many Celtic festivals, the Imbolc celebrations centred around the lighting of fires.
- One morning in the first week of February after Imbolc I was getting books out of my locker when I saw Kelli appear at my side.
- In Imbolc, a sunken circle is paved with an abstract, carved stone representation of Brigit as three sisters, the three patrons of poetry, the crafts and midwifery.
A Celtic word, literally 'in the belly or womb', the festival being dedicated to women and fertility.
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