In early February we “Welcome Brigid” and celebrate the pagan festival of Imbolc. February 2 is Brigid’s Day, Imbolc, Groundhog Day and Candlemas all wrapped into one special day.
We share some dances that focus on anticipating the advent of spring (The days *are* getting longer!) We’ll light lots of candles for Brigid, Fire Goddess, and welcome her into our circle and then thank her with offerings of bread and milk.
Among the dances will be some that have been created or adapted for songs from the Unitarian songbook, Singing the Living Tradition.
Karen has choreographed a new dance for Rumi’s Come, Come, Whoever You Are complete with some spinning in a nod to the Sufi tradition of whirling. Other dances in our Unitarian Repertoire can be found by clicking “Unitarian Songs” in the list of categories.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Goddess Brigid, try this:
Brigid is also a goddess of poetry. So if you can’t come, you could just read or write a poem to Brigid.
And then there’s St. Brigid, an early Irish Christian nun.