August 5th

Celtic Tree Month of Hazel Begins

The Celtic tree month of Hazel begins on this date. It was a custom of ancient druids to gather branches of the hazel tree together on this month and build a bonfire in honor of the tree's spirit and the nymphs that occupied the tree.

Many folks still beleive in this ancient superstition; if you make a secret wish while looking up at the New Moon (which normally begins on or near this date in August), your wish will be granted before the year is through