Witchy Ways to Celebrate the Pagan Festival of Mabon

Updated: Jun 12

It’s that time of year again when the leaves start transitioning from green to warm tones of red and gold. There’s a nip in the wind, as the temperature begins its slow decline. Around the 21st to the 23rd of September marks the Autumn Equinox, otherwise known as Fall. This is the midpoint between the Summer and Winter Solstices. For pagan, the Autumn Equinox was celebrated with the festival of Mabon. It was known as the second harvest, as the remaining crops were being stored for the upcoming winter. This was a time of giving thanks for the blessings and abundances, such as a successful yield.

Today, modern pagans still celebrate the festival of Mabon, either collectively or solely. If you are looking to partake in this ancient festival of blessings and thanks, here are seven ways you can celebrate for yourself.


Go Apple Picking

For pagans, apples are a perfect symbol of fall and Mabon. They connect to magic and wisdom, and symbolize the guidance for the winter months ahead. They are associated with the Pomona, goddess of the fruit trees. Honor Pomona or give thanks for the season by making a tasty apple pie, hot cider, or using them for divination purposes.

Drink some Wine

Autumn was a time associated with the harvest of grapes and wine. Many cultures had their version of ‘god of the vine’, and would honor them during the fall celebrations. Go to a vineyard, wine tasting, or just enjoy a glass in the comfort of your home. Incorporate wine into an altar ritual, as wine symbolizes fertility and the glass represents the chalice (or cup) used in pagan ceremonies for mabon.

Create an Altar

Change up your altar to incorporate the fall energies mabon. Place acorns