It's a festival celebrating the seasonal change from Winter to Spring and we note the return of the sun and the first sprouting of leaves; the start of the agricultural year is marked by Pagans.
The Celtic Goddess Brigid is honoured. She is the Goddess of Poetry, Healing, Midwifery and Creativity.
Traditionally the decorations of boughs are swept out of the house which were placed there around Christmas, making way for new life.
Candles are lit around the house and the fire symbolises our own illumination and inspiration as well as light and warmth from the sun.
Spiced dishes are eaten to warm the body and winter herbs such as rosemary and sage are used to the full.
I am taking some snowdrops to the celebration tonight and some good earthy wine.
Some winter stitching in cosy flannels has been happening here and a quilt is nearly born.