Seasonal Celebrations and Festivals
Wheel of the Year, Circle of the Year 
Honoring the Goddesses, Gods, Nature Spirits, Kindred, and Great Ones
Sacred Liturgy of the Year, Pagan Liturgy 
Eight Neo-Pagan Feasts: Quarters and Sabbats (Sacred Times)
American Holidays 
 


One Old Druid's Almanac

The Green Wizard's Ritual Year 
Personal Reminder for Honoring the High Days
Notes from the Librarian at Gushen Grove
 

January     February     March     April     May     June 

July     August     September     October     November     December 

Bibliography     Links     Home   Cloud Hands Blog     Eightfold Model 

 

 

Eight Neopagan Seasonal Celebrations


1.  Imbolic, Brigid's Day, February 2nd

2.  Spring, Vernal Equinox, Ostara, Rebirth, Athena-Minerva, Resurrection, March 21st

3.  Beltane, May Day, Floralia, Vernalia, Walpurgis Nacht, Spring, May 1st

4.  Summer Solstice, June 21st

5.  Lughnasadh, Lammas, Midsummer Feast, August 1st  

6.  Mabon, Autumn Equinox, Alban Elfed, September 21st  

7.  Samhain, Halloween, Day of the Ancestors, October 31st

8.  Yule, Winter Solstice, Saturnalia, New Year, December 20th-31st

 

 

Eight Trigrams of the I Ching

Bagua: Eight Trigrams

 

 

 

 

Valley Spirit Center Activities
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Cloud Hands Blog 


Gushen Grove Sacred Circle Eightfold Worlds Correspondences


Valley Spirit Center Sacred Circle Garden Photographs


Lifestyle Advice from Wise Persons


One Old Druid's Final Journey: Notebooks of the Librarian of Gushen Grove 

 


 

 

 

 

Months of the Year

Note that some of the dates shown below are approximate and will vary according to the specific year.   Some are set to a Monday after a specific week in the month, others are relative to a lunar calendar. 

 

January

January:  Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Gardening Chores 

January Celebrations, Holidays, Goddesses and Gods, Religious Observances, Yule, Saturnalia

Roman Hearth - January, Januarius 
 

January 1   New Year's Day.  2nd Neo-Pagan Celebration (Winter Solstice, Yule) 

January 1   Kalends Ianuarius   The New Year's Day in the Julian Calendar was sacred to Jupiter, Juno, and Janus
                Festival for Aesculapius Sacrifice day for Fortuna

January 10   Michael James Garofalo (1916-1990), birthday, my father.   

January 15   Reverend Martin Luther King's Day, American civil rights leader   


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February
 

February:  Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Gardening Chores

February Celebrations, Holidays, Goddesses and Gods, Religious Observances, Yule, Saturnalia

Roman Hearth - February, Februarius 
 

February 1   Kalends  

February 2   Imbolc   The 3rd Neo-Pagan Celebration (Sacred Time, Sabbat)      

February 13   Valentine's Day

February 15   Presidents' Days in the USA on Mondays in mid-February    

February   Chinese New Year Day.   Variable lunar calendar date. 


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March
 

March:  Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends

March Celebrations, Holidays, Goddesses and Gods, Religious Observances, Vernal Equinox

Roman Hearth - March, Martius 
 

March 1   Kalens Martius   Roman honorary day   

March 15   Hounen Matsuri Festival, Japan.  Celebration of the male aspect of fertility. 

March 16-17   Bacchanalia   Roman, God Bacchus

March 17   St. Patrick's Day, American holiday 

March 19-23   Quinquatria   Roman, Goddess Minerva

March 21   Spring. Vernal Equinox.  The 4th Neo-Pagan Celebration: Ostare (Sacred Time, Sabbat) 

March 21   Earth Day 

March 31   Feast in Honor of ‘star‚ (Ēostre)  Germanic fertility Goddess. 

March   Easter (Date varies from year to year) 


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April
 

April:  Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations 

April Celebrations, Holidays, Goddesses and Gods, Religious Observances, Beltane

Roman Hearth - April, Aprilis 
 

April 1   Veneralia: Roman Festival in honor of the Goddess Venus (Greek: Aphrodite), the Festum Veneris et Fortunae Virilis

April 8   Buddha's Birthday 

April 22   Earth Day

April 24   World Tai Chi Day 

April 27 - May 3  Floralia   Roman spring celebration in honor of the Goddess Floralia

April 30   Arbor Day 

April 30   Walpurgis Nacht  Northern European Neopagan holiday

April   Easter, Christian holy day, on a Sunday, date varies from year to year

May 1   Beltane, May Day, May Eve 

May 1-3   Green Man Festival 


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May


May:  Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations 

May Celebrations, Holidays, Goddesses and Gods, Religious Observances, Beltane

 

Roman Hearth - May, Maius 


May 1   Beltane, May Day, Vitality Celebration.  5th Neo-Pagan Celebration (Sacred Time, Sabbat) 

May 1-3   Green Man Festival 

May 30   American Memorial Day, Warrior/Soldiers Honoring Day, End of the War Celebration 


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June


June:  Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations 

Roman Hearth - June, Junonius 
 

20 June   AJGF's birthday 

21 June   Summer Solstice, Days begin to have less daylight, beginning of summer.  6th Neo-Pagan Celebration (Quarter, Sacred Time, Sabbat).   


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July


July:  Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations 

Roman Hearth - July, Julius 
 

4 July   Independence Day


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August


August:  Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations   

Preparing for Lammas, Summer Harvest, Lughnasadh

Roman Hearth - August, Augustus 
 

1 August   Summer Harvest, Lughnasadh   7th Neo-Pagan Celebration (Sacred Time, Sabbat)


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September


September:  Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations 

Preparing for Mabon, Alban Elfed, Autumn Equinox Celebrations

Roman Hearth - September 
 

9 September  Labor Day, American holiday. 

21 September   Autumnal Equinox, Mabon, Second Harvest Festival, 8th Neo-Pagan Celebration (Quarter, Sacred Time, Sabbat).  Beginning of Autumn.  Beginning of autumn/fall.  Date varies from year to year from September 21st to September 23rd in the Northern Hemisphere. 


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October


October:  Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations 

Preparing for Samhain, Halloween

Roman Hearth - October 
 

30 October   Samhain, Halloween, Days of the Dead.  1st Neo-Pagan Celebration (Sacred Time, Sabbat)  Considered by Neo-Pagans to be the end of the year and the beginning of the new year.  Agricultural and harvesting ends and preparation for winter begins. 
 

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November


November:  Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations 

Roman Hearth - November 
 

10 November   MDG's birthday  

25 November  Thanksgiving Day, American Holiday.  Last Thursday in November. 


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December


December:  Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations 

Roman Hearth - December 
 

20 December   PGG's birthday,  

21 December   Winter Solstice, Yule, 2nd Neo-Pagan Celebration (Quarter, Sacred Time, Sabbat), Beginning of Winter. 

25 December   Christmas Day, Birthday of Jesus Christ for many Christians, American Holiday 


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