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)
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
Eight Neopagan Seasonal Celebrations
Eight Trigrams of the I Ching
Valley Spirit Center Activities
Red Bluff, California
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 1 New Year's Day. 2nd Neo-Pagan Celebration (Winter Solstice, Yule)
January 10 Michael James Garofalo (1916-1990), birthday, my father.
January 15 Reverend Martin Luther King's Day, American civil rights leader
February: Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Gardening Chores
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.
March: Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends
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)
April: Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations
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
May: Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations
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
June: Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations
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).
July: Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations
4 July Independence Day
August: Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations
1 August Summer Harvest, Lughnasadh 7th Neo-Pagan Celebration (Sacred Time, Sabbat)
September: Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations
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.
October: Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations
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.
November: Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations
10 November MDG's birthday
25 November Thanksgiving Day, American Holiday. Last Thursday in November.
December: Poems, Quotes, Sayings, Lore, Legends, Celebrations
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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