Celtic Cross-Quarter Holidays Ceremonies

Traditions from the Celtic Isles


The Celtic Calendar is divided first into four major sections, the Quarter Days of Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, Fall Equinox and Winter Solstice, then into the Cross-Quarter Days below signaling the beginning of a new season and occurring half-way between the equinoxes and solstices. Together, the Quarter Days and Cross-Quarter Days makes an eight-part year that reflects the natural progression of the seasons. Celebrations and festivals are held for each of the cross-quarter days.
SSP has always celebrated the solstices and equinoxes as part of our medicine wheel ceremonies and now you can join SSP for this new member-benefit of Cross-Quarter Celtic Holidays too!

Society for Shamanic Practice offers four Celtic Cross-Quarter Holiday Ceremonies per year
at each quarter.

Ceremonies in 2023:

Imbolg (Imbolc), celebrating the beginning of spring, February 1st

Bealtaine (Beltane), celebrating the beginning of summer, May 1st

Lughnasadh (Lunasa), celebrating the beginning of fall, August 7th

Samhain, celebrating the beginning of winter, October 31st

Dr. Karen Ward, SSP Board Member and John Cantwell of Ireland will lead the ceremonies


The majority of our events are open to everyone in our community. Celtic Cross-Quarter Ceremonies are an exception; they are a benefit we offer exclusively to our members in gratitude for their ongoing support of our non-profit mission. If you are not a member and would like to participate, please visit our become a member page to learn about the benefits of joining and sign up for a FREE 30-Day Trial! Thank you!