Edinburgh’s Witchcraft Market returns to the city in June
Edinburgh‘s Witches’ Market is back this summer, with a confirmed presence of local candle makers and witchcraft-themed nail artists.
Leith Witch Market started last year on December 18 and featured a number of local artists, makers and ‘practitioners of magic’.
They’re back next month, with the market coming to town on June 12.
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Organized by two Leith-based small business owners, the market aims to create a community of like-minded people and give them the opportunity to meet and learn about witchcraft and the pagan calendar.
The market is run by two business partners from Edinburgh. Laura Cooper runs a pagan-inspired flower and vintage business called Nymeria Bloom and Amelia Whitehouse is a professional tarot reader, teacher and podcaster.
Speaking about the success of the last market, they said:
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“We really didn’t expect turnout to continue to be so strong and we feel so humbled by the support from and for the wizarding community in Edinburgh and beyond.
“Holding these seasonal markets really just demonstrated how important it is to be able to come together at these points of change, to recognize and honor these changes in the world around us, the changes in weather and within us- same.”
Both plan to bring the market back for every point on the pagan calendar and aim to draw inspiration from each of the different seasons and holidays. In addition to supporting local artists and artisans.
On its website, the market says it aims to “support small, local traders who make sustainably and ethically handmade items, second-hand treasures, and items responsibly forged from the Earth. .
“We support readers practicing traditional forms of divination and magical practitioners who use materials from the earth around us.”