Wiccans and other Wiccanesque (are we still using that word) faiths typically celebrate the Wheel of the Year – 8 holidays, consisting of the solstices, equinoxes, and the dates in between those 4 dates. But not all Pagans follow the same calendar. Our links here have so far focused on those holidays, but we will be adding other holidays in moving forward. Let’s talk about them, so you’ve got some resources to talk about them, shall we?
Let’s start with Asatru. A lot of Norse groups in the 20th century and beginning of the 21st century paralleled the Wheel of the Year, with Norse names instead of Celtic, and sometimes with extra holidays added in. The three big ones are Winter Nights (in late October), Midwinter (late December/early January), and Sigrblot (in the summer).
Kemetic (Egyptian) Pagans follow an astrological calendar, tied to the rising of Sirius. Kemetic Orthodoxy has their calendar tied to the standard Georgian calendar. The Pagan Kemetic Federation maintains a slightly different calendar. Typical Kemetic holidays include Kemetic New Year’s, the Raising of the Djed Pillar and the lunar festival of Opet.
Hellenic Pagans can find a calendar on the Hellenion website. Greek and Roman Pagans typically have some sort of holiday almost every day, but some are more important than others.
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