Imbolc/St. Brigid's Day

Come to the Irish Gallery to celebrate Imbolc, the Celtic seasonal festival held around February 1st to mark the arrival of Spring. Learn about the Imbolc traditions, including how to predict how much longer Winter weather will be. Imbolc is strongly associated with Saint Brigid, one of the three patron saints of Ireland, whose feast day is February 1st. On this day Brigid's crosses are made of woven rushes and hung over doors, windows, and stables to protect the buildings from fire and lightning.