Join us as we make St. Brigid’s Crosses live on our Facebook page Palmer Folk School
Looking for more meaning in the first days of February beside Punxsutawney Phil? Imbolc, the beginning of February, marks a cross-quarter day, that favorite day halfway between Solstice and Equinox. Is it also Candlemas the traditional day for making the candles for the WHOLE year?
And it’s also the St. Day for St. Brigid is one the most important saints of Ireland. Her feast day is on or about February first and is a traditional day for preparing for spring. St Brigid’s crosses were made from reeds and put up after a thorough spring cleaning. Nowadays they’re seen as decoration, but they used to be put up at windows and doors of buildings to protect children and animals.
Watch as we make them live on Facebook, it should prove interesting. The best thing about our class video series is you can watch it as many times as you’d like for free! We plan to offer many classes this way so check back often for newly scheduled classes.