Calendar of the Pagan Year

Paganism predates all other religions and influenced their development. Because of this, many "newer" holidays in all religions fall on dates that coincide with the celebrations of Pagan festivals that marked the major solar and lunar events on what has come to be called the Wheel of the Year. Pagan Sabbats celebrate the Sun's influence on the Earth or the seasonal growing cycle. Pagan Esbats mark the phases of the Moon and particularly the Full Moons. In Paganism, there exist major and minor days and seasons of celebration. What follows is a schedule of the major holidays.

Pagan Calendars for 2013 & 2014

Pagan calendar for 2013

All dates correspond with the Gregorian or Western calendar.

Feb 2 - Saturday

Imbolc

Imbolc, also called Oimelc and Candlemas, celebrates the awakening of the land and the steadily increasing power of the Sun.


Mar 20 - Wednesday

Ostara - Spring Equinox - Eoster

Ostara, or the Spring Equinox, celebrates the renewed life of the Earth in the Spring.


May 1 - Wednesday

Beltaine - Beltane

Pagans celebrate Beltaine with maypole dances that symbolize the mystery of the Sacred Marriage of Goddess and God.


Jun 21 - Friday

Midsummer - Summer Solstice - Litha

Midsummer marks the longest day of the year


Aug 1 - Thursday

Lughnasadh - Lammas

Lughnasadh is a harvest festival of Celtic origin that splits the year into four.


Sep 22 - Sunday

Mabon - Autumn Equinox

Mabon marks that time of the year when day and night are of equal length.


Oct 31 - Thursday

Samhain (Hallowe'en)

Samhain (pronounced 'sow'inn') marks the Feast of the Dead. Many Pagans also celebrate it as the old Celtic New Year.


Dec 21 - Saturday

Winter Solstice - Yule

Yule marks the winter solstice, when the sun is reborn and new life begins through the love of the Gods. In the Northern Tradition, Yule marks the New Year.


Pagan calendar for 2014

Feb 2 - Sunday

Imbolc

Imbolc, also called Oimelc and Candlemas, celebrates the awakening of the land and the steadily increasing power of the Sun.


Mar 20 - Thursday

Ostara - Spring Equinox - Eoster

Ostara, or the Spring Equinox, celebrates the renewed life of the Earth in the Spring.


May 1 - Thursday

Beltaine - Beltane

Pagans celebrate Beltaine with maypole dances that symbolize the mystery of the Sacred Marriage of Goddess and God.


Jun 21 - Saturday

Midsummer - Summer Solstice - Litha

Midsummer marks the longest day of the year


Aug 1 - Friday

Lughnasadh - Lammas

Lughnasadh is a harvest festival of Celtic origin that splits the year into four.


Sep 23 - Tuesday

Mabon - Autumn Equinox

Mabon marks that time of the year when day and night are of equal length.


Oct 3 - Friday

Samhain (Hallowe'en)

Samhain (pronounced 'sow'inn') marks the Feast of the Dead. Many Pagans also celebrate it as the old Celtic New Year.


Dec 21 - Sunday

Winter Solstice - Yule

Yule marks the winter solstice, when the sun is reborn and new life begins through the love of the Gods. In the Northern Tradition, Yule marks the New Year.


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