Night Of The Witches Ritual – Chase Away Winter – Bele Poklade

Bele Poklade (Poklade does not have an exact translated word in English) The term translates to White Carnival. Some might even say “Shrovetide” I have included pictures of the carnival, but not my personal ritual. It gives you a taste of what its like!

Generally the first full moon in March is when this ritual is performed. Unless of course we are still in the throws of harsh winter. This ritual has deep Pagan roots and has become more Christian and is celebrated several weeks before Easter and parallels with Carnival season and Lent. Hence the term Shrovetide. Commonly celebrated in February by Christians.


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