Since the 1950s Druids have celebrated eight seasonal festivals.
The dramatic shifts in light and temperature we experience in the northern hemisphere direct our focus towards the sun, the cause of these changes. Four of our celebrations are therefore called “sun festivals”, because they mark the midwinter and midsummer solstices and the spring and autumn equinoxes.
The other four mark the opening of each season, and reflect the character of each. In pagan Druidry they are called by their celtic names: Samhain (October 31), Imbolc (February 1), Beltane (April 30) and Lughnasadh (August 1). However both the names and the exact dates can vary.