St. Brigid is one of Ireland’s three patron saints. She is celebrated annually in Ireland with a St. Brigid’s Feast Day on February 1, also referred to as Imbolc. Imbolc marks the beginning of Spring in Ireland, a movement from darkness into light.
St. Brigid is the Patron Saint of poetry, beer, midwives, newborns, Irish nuns, blacksmiths, dairymaids, boatmen, learning, healing, protection, chicken farmers, cattle, scholars, sailors, and more. Brigid was also a Celtic Goddess, a Fire Goddess, and the Goddess of spring, light, life, fertility, physicians, and many others.