Hello! Today I am going to be talking about Mabon. Mabon is a Pagan festival, also known as the second harvest of the season, this is the sabbat after Lammas (the first harvest). Mabon is a time to honor the crops and gods who give you the crops, but now a more modern version of it is celebrated by getting cozy and snuggling up with a pumpkin spice latte. When paganism was more widespread a thousand years ago or so people celebrated with their whole village, now it is more or so just a thing you celebrate on your own or in a coven of your choice. Covens have always gotten such a bad rep, but in reality it is just a bunch of witches doing witchy things together and spells, (not sacrificing animals or children).
Things to do during Mabon:
Crystals and things associated with Mabon:
The color orange
Pumpkin and vanilla scents
- Now you know about Mabon
Pumpkin patches and carvings
Watch a Halloween movie
Go to a pumpkin patch
Spend time in nature
Decorate your room in orange, brown and reds
Hang out with the people you love
When it boils down to it, it’s all about spending time with the people you love and spending time caring for yourself. Mabon is a time to light candles and do things on a whim, you just have to do what feels right to you around this time which is why it is personally my favorite festival of the pagan wheel of the year.
Elmer’s Christmas by David McKee is a sweet story in the Elmer elephant book series. While the adults work on festive preparations, Elmer takes the young ones up the mountain. Seeing their first snow, they have a fun time. They find a tree they can “easily return.” Good idea! In this story, the baby elephants want to give people gifts, too, not just receive presents. And Elmer, a star among the elephants, helps the young ones meet Papa Red. Miss Frog is a star who helps Miss Owl read and create art.