“… Now we come to the subject of sacred time, cyclic continuity within which there is sacred space.
We have already mentioned that in view of the Celtic world, the structure of time is, as the space, dependent fundamental dualism “Day Night” which it gives rise to all phenomena.
The primary cycle, year (bleidní) It is divided in half giamos, commencing 1 November and half SAMOS. commencing 1 of May.
Giamos half comes first because the unconscious precedes the conscious: gestation hidden in the darkness of the womb precedes birth, and so the winter feels like summer gestation (in the Celtic calculation, the period of one “day” begins at sundown, the daylight “it grows” of the night).
A) Yes, Samhain, the party that opens the giamos station is also the New Year.
If each half is divided into quarters, we have two new stations: spring (Vesr), commencing 1 February, within half giamos: and Reaping (Metha), commencing 1 of August, within half SAMOS.
A) Yes, Spring is the "light”, SAMOS oriented half the station giamos. and the harvest is “Dark”, giamos oriented half the station SAMOS.
Each of the four seasons opens with a holiday, Samhain, Imbolc (in Oimealg), May y Lúghnasadh (from August) to give his best known Irish names (these are familiar to many, outside the Celtic world, as they were adopted as holidays for a wide variety of groups Neopagans, usually (though not always) with some of its original connotations)”…
Of the book Celtic rituals (Celtic rituals) from ALEXEI KONDRATIEV.