Saturday, October 2, 2010

Great Britain officially recognizes an ancient Celtic faith after group's intense lobbying

In London, lawmakers have officially recognized druidry as an official religion for the very first time, despite the fact that the pagan Celtic religion emerged in Great Britain, among others, thousands of years ago.

The organization which spearheaded the acceptance of druidry was the Druid Network. The network represents the religion throughout England and lobbied for the newly-recognized faith to receive tax breaks and stand beside mainstream faiths.

Some Druid rites include solar and fire festivals, ceremonies at various moon phases, as well as seasonal festivals, among others.

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