I was trying for all four quarter days after I managed 21st June and 21st December. Next baby (dd) was born on 30th March but at 21:21. Ds3 took ages to be conceived. Completely missed September.....and October...........and November......in fact he was born in February!
They are all various festivals celebrated in the pagan calendar. There are four major and four minor 'sabats', based on solar and lunar dates.
The names vary depending on the tradition followed but these are the ones I personally celebrate:
Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lammas, Mabon, Samhain, and Yule.
No. Four of them (the solstices and equinoxes) always vary because they are linked to the movements of the sun and moon, but are generally around the 21st. The others used to move but depending on the branch of paganism may be fixed to particular dates.
Imbolc (or Candlemas) - 1st/2nd February
Ostara - Spring Equinox - 20th/21st March
Beltane (or May Day) April 30th/2nd May
Litha - Summer Solstice - 20th/22nd June
Lammas/Lugnasadh - 1st/2nd August
Mabon - Autumn Equinox - 20th/21st September
Samhain (or Halloween) is 31st Oct/1st November but most people would obviously go for 31st Oct
Yule - Winter Solstice - 20th/22nd December
Of course, some of those are turned completely upside down if in the southern hemisphere.
I love Samhain, probably because I lived in Edinburgh for 5 years and they know how to celebrate it there. Mind you, they are pretty good at Beltane too.
And who could fault Yule? I think I like the cosy winter festivals a bit more. But you do need lots of people to celebrate, IMO, like in Edinburgh where basically half the town turns out to watch fire eaters and drumming and stuff. Here (South Wales) no-one seems to notice .
Its my mum's birthday on the 21st, and they went up to the allotment and watched the moon rise. Thats what I wish I had been doing . However, in fact I was trying to persuade ds to sleep. Presume Calpol does not count as honey?