The collective name
n solar celebrations
. It is now common for Wiccan groups to celebrate eight Sabbats a year. The four lessor sabbats are the Quarter
s of the year: Summer Solstice
, Winter Solstice AKA Yule
, the Vernal Equinox
and the Autumnal Equinox. The four greater sabbats occur roughly half-way between these and are called the Cross Quarters
AKA Halloween, Bridget
AKA May Day
. The Wiccan year begins with Samhain.
The Wiccan lunar celebrations are called Esbats usually marking the Full Moon.