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Imbolc / Candlemas is well known as a Celtic tradition from Neolithic Ireland and Scotland, celebrating the halfway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox. Imbolc celebrations took the form of a festival in honor of the pagan goddess Brigid, who was evoked in fertility blessings and oversaw poetry, crafts, and prophecy. Wiccans and other practitioners of neopagan or pagan-influenced religions celebrate the holiday. The holiday was traditionally aligned with the first day of spring and the idea of rebirth.