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Free Printable Pagan Holiday Lesson Plans for Samhain, Yule, Ostara, etc

Much is known about religious and national holidays. But the least known holidays--and ironically some of the oldest--are pagan or Wiccan. Here are free printable Wicca crafts, coloring pages and resources for pagan holidays (sabbats).
* Joelle's Sacred Grove features a pagan calendar with activities for and explanations of the eight sabbats.
--Yule (or Winter Solstice)--between December 20-23. Yule ends the old year and begins the new (starts near Christian Christmas)
--Imbolc--or Brid's Day--February 2
--Ostara (Easter)--Spring Equinox--celebrated around Christian Easter.
--May Day or Beltaine is celebrated on the eve of April 30 into May 1. It's also called Walpurgis Night.
--Litha or midsummer's eve or , which celebrates the first day of summer (Summer Solstice) around June 21-25.
--Lughnasadh, a harvest festival which falls on July 31-August 1. It's called Lammas in some countries.
--Mabon, the autumnal equinox (the first day of fall).
--Samhain celebrates darkness and coincides with Halloween.
* Pooka Pages provides free printable Wicca coloring pages, games, spell and incantations and stories.
* ADF--A Druid Fellowship (or Ár nDraíocht Féin) is a neopagan group dedicated to promoting old pagan customs. This link takes you to the kids page with free printable pagan activities for Lughnasadh, Imbolc, Yule and Samhain.
* Stella Australis has a free printable Wicca coloring book with the elementals, gods and goddesses, Egyptian and Greek deities, moon phases and a Wheel of the Year, puzzles, Wicca vocabulary, runic symbols, history, magic, tarot and zodiac.
* Vintage Holiday Crafts has free printable nostalgic Victorian and Edwardian period greeting cards and crafts. They're labeled by their traditional holiday name May Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Easter, but images hark back to pagan counterparts: Maybon, Lughnasadh, Samhain and Ostara.
I linked you to Halloween/Samhain because that's the next holiday coming, but scroll around for the others.