This may be one of my shortest blog posts ever, but bear with me.
I realized today while proofing some copy on “celebrating the sabbats” that I am more used to seeing the word sabbat capitalized – as in, “celebrating the Sabbats.”
I asked one of our trusted Llewellyn editors what she thought, and she pointed out that the word holiday is never capitalized, but the names of the holidays are. (Or in this case, Beltane, Samhain, Lughnasadh, and so on.) Also it often happens that the word sabbat and the name of the sabbat appear side-by-side, making it look a little silly to capitalize both – “as we approach the Sabbat Beltane,” for example.
What do you think? Do you want to see Sabbat uppercased, or lowercased? Let’s hear your opinions! (And to make things really fun, you can also include how you pronounce Sabbat – I’ve heard a few variations and never really knew why some people preferred one way over another.)