In 2008 it falls on a Saturday, which is great news for pagans with jobs as it means we have more time to do something to celebrate. Wouldn't it be great if the main pagan festivals were national holidays?
Brigit is the Celtic goddess associated with Imbolc. Her shrine at Kildare, in Ireland, had a perpetual flame and a sacred well that were tended by priestesses. In Christian times this became a nunnery and the goddess became Christianised as Saint Brigid.
Traditionally, people would take part in well dressing ceremonies at the start of spring. This involved decorating holy wells with a few petals from early flowers and tying clooties - strips of cloth - to the branches of trees close to the water. Brigit is the goddess of healing, poetry and smithcraft, so it would be appropriate to ask for help with an ailment, a creative endeavour or a work project for the coming year.
As Brigit is associated with both fire and water, a lovely and easy way of celebrating Imbolc would be to do some candle magic, perhaps using a floating candle. I wrote about how to do candle magic on November 13 last year. To see it, click on this link: www.badwitch.co.uk/2007/11/candle-magic.html
Another suitable thing to do would be to buy a bird bath and place it in your garden under a tree. You could then write a wish on a strip of cloth and tie it to the tree as a clootie. The rain should soon fill the bird bath and encourage wildlife to your garden later in the year if we get a dry summer.