The Climate in Northern Europe is a lot colder than that of the Mediterranean-Southern European areas; Thus the seasons are different. The Winter period being much longer for instance, making growth much slower & erratic !
Our Pagan-Heathen Ancestors were Agrarian, they depended on the weather – as this would have a bearing on the harvest.
Now then; let us take a look at some of these Pagan-Festivals that are of popular fashion !!
Beltaine for instance …. How is it possible to celebrate the coming in of Summer – at the end of April – when it is still freezing cold !!
Imbolg is another strange one… Spring you say !! Aye, covered in 6″ of snow more like it !!
When some of the migrating settlers came to these lands, they may have brought their ‘Customs’ & ‘Traditions’ ……..did they also bring their ‘Weather’ ??