Imbolc celebrations included bonfires, merrymaking, and parading the Brídeóg doll through the village. But, at its heart, Imbolc is observed in the home. Fires or candles were lit in every room, the home was cleaned, the stores were checked, a feast was made for the family, and a bed was made near the fireplace for Brigid to sleep in when she blessed the home and its inhabitants.
Today, February 1st, try this ritual to invite Brigid and the warmth and fertility of Spring into your home:
Turn off all the lights. Light a candle and visit each room of your house, inviting Brigid, and the warmth and light she represents, into your home. End at your altar, adding the candle you brought through the house to your regular display.
You can add more things representing Brigid, Imbolc, or the coming spring, like your Brigid’s Cross, to your altar. White flowers, chalices, cauldrons, small anvils or hammers (for smithcraft), books of poetry, figurines of farm animals (lambs or cows especially), snakes, healing herbs, and candles are all also associated with Brigid and will give your altar an exciting spring vibe.
Excerpt from Hag Stone Journal issue 019: Imbolc.