August 15th

Festival of Vesta

Festival of Vesta. The ancient Roman goddess of the hearth was honored annually on this date in ancient times. Many modern Witches light six red candles and cast herbs into hearth-fires on this day to honor Vesta and to recieve her blessings for family and home.

Charles Godfrey Leland, the author of Aradia, Gospel of Witches, was born on this date in 1824.