SIPA holds its annual Yule Celebration Saturday, Dec. 14 at Gaia House in Carbondale.    

SIPA holds its first public ritual of the decade, Saturday, Feb. 1 at Gaia House in Carbondale.    

Imbolc is the midwinter festival honoring Brigid, who among other things, is the Goddess of fire, poetry, healing, childbirth and unity. 

Imbolc is the celebration of the returning light and the first stirrings of spring such as early-budding leaves and the sprouting of crocus flowers.  During the festival, candles are lit to symbolize the returning sun.  The Christianized version of Imbolc is known as Candlemas. 

Participants are asked to bring a red candle, either new or from past SIPA rituals.  The gathering starts at 6:00 p.m. with the ritual to follow at 7:00 p.m. A potluck will follow.  

Gaia House is located at 913 South Illinois Avenue (the corner of Grand and US-51) in Carbondale.  Please utilize the public parking lot across the street (south) of Gaia House,  From US-51 going south, take a left turn at the next light after the intersection of US-51 and Grand Avenue.  From US-51 north, take a right away from the entrance to Southern Illinois University,. 

2020 Public Rituals 
Imbolc - February 1
Ostara - March 21
Beltane - APril 26
Litha (Summer Solstice) - June 21
Lughnasadh - August 2
Mabon - September 19
Samhain - October 24
Yule - December 19


2019 Events
SIPA Craft Day - January 19
Imbolc - February 2
Ostara - March 23
Beltane - April 28 
SIPA Workshop Day -  May 18 
Litha - June 23
Lughnasadh - July 28
Mabon - September 21
Samhain - October 26
Yule - December 14

2018 Events
Imbolc - February 3
Ostara - March 24
Beltane - April 29
Litha - June 24
Lughnasadh - July 29
Bless Your Ride - Aug. 26
Mabon - September 22
Samhain - October 27
Yule - December 15

2017 Events
Imbolc - January 28 
Ostara - March 18
Beltane - cancelled (April 30)
Litha - June 11
Full Moon Ritual - July 8
Lughnasadh - July 30
Mabon - September 16
Samhain -  October 28
Yule - December 16
Banishing Ritual - December 30

2016 Events
Imbolc - January 30
Ostara - March 19
Beltane - May 1
Pagan Picnic - June 4-5
Litha - June 12
Lughnasadh - July 31
Members Retreat - September 16-18
Mabon - September 24
Irish Fest - TBA
Halloween Party - October 22
Samhain - October 29
Lights Fantastic Parade - December 3
Yule - December 17

2015 Events
Imbolc - January 31
Ostara - March 21
Beltane - May 3
Pagan Picnic - June 6-7
Litha - June 14
Lughnasadh - August 2
Members Retreat - September 11-13 (CANCELLED)
Mabon - September 19
Irish Fest - TBA
Halloween Party - October 24
Samhain - October 31
Lights Fantastic Parade - December 5
Yule - December 12

2014 Events
Imbolc - February 1
Ostara - March 22
Beltane - April 27
Pagan Picnic - June 7-8
Litha - June 22
Lughnasadh - August 3
Members Retreat - August 22-24
Mabon - September 20
Irish Fest - NA
Halloween Party - October 18
Samhain - October 25
Lights Fantastic Parade - Dec 6
Yule - December 13

2013 Events
Imbolc - February 2
Ostara - March 23
Beltane - April 28
Litha - June 23
Lughnasadh - August 4
Members Retreat - August 23-25
Mabon - September 21
Halloween Party - October 19
Samhain - October 26
Lights Fantastic Parade - December 7
Yule - December 14

2012 Events
Imbolc - February 4
Ostara - March 24
Beltane - April 29
Litha - June 16
Lughnasadh - July 29
Members Retreat - August 24th-26th
Mabon - September 22
SIPA Social & Full Moon - September 29
Halloween Party - October 20
Samhain - October 27
Lights Fantastic Parade - December 1
Yule - December 15