The Imbolc Fire Festival – level 2

09-02-2018 07:00

In a village in England, the Imbolc Fire Festival began thousands of years ago.

People come to this festival to celebrate the beginning of Spring and the end of Winter as the festival happens halfway between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox.

This year, thousands of people came to the parade to see people with torches in druid costumes. The festival organiser said that there are two giants representing Winter and Spring in the festival this year. They have a battle which Spring wins.

Difficult words: Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year), Spring Equinox (when the day and night are equally long), druid (a person from the old Celtic religion, or a present-day person who believes in this religion).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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