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A regular meeting held in a coven of Witches which may include religious worship, business discussion, and/or magic and healing work. The term esbat came into popular usage during the 20th century, and does not celebrate a major festival like the sabbats do.
The frequency of which esbats are held depends on the routine of the coven. Many coven meet at every full moon, which occurs 13 times during a year. Other coven meet on every new moon, wile others meet weekly.
These meetings may take place indoors or outdoors at a coveners home. The dress is usually informal, such as loose clothing or robes, or skyclad, nude. Animals, or pets, are allowed as long as they do not disturb the energy flow during the magical work.
Esbats are ended with sharing of food and drink. A.G.H.