This is a quick and extensive listing of pagan, wiccan, roman, magical, and other holidays for January 2017 through December 2017. The dates of the new and full moons are also listed. As you can see there is a reason to celebrate just about any day of the year. Some of the holidays have short explanations. See the A to Z listing if you are looking for something specific. For Almanac Events, such as: full moon, new moon, super moon, eclipse, meteor shower and other related dates, see the Almanac 2017 page.

Note: Some of the holidays are different depending on which side of the equator you are on. Also the dates of some festivals and feast days vary from year to year. Also, many of the holidays begin on the eve of the night before and end on the eve of the day of.

January:

  • 1: New Year’s Day
  • 1: Feast Day of St Basil
  • 1: Gantan-sai
  • 1: World Peace Day – Universal Hour of Peace: 7:00-8:00 a.m. EST
  • 1: Shichi Fukujin – Seven Deities of Luck Celebration
  • 1 – 3: Kalends of January
  • 1 – 5: Quadrantids Meteor Shower
  • 2: Handsel Monday
  • 2: Advent of Isis
  • 3: Festival of Pax – the Roman goddess of peace
  • 3: Snow Day
  • 4: Evergreen Day
  • 5: Festival of Lares Compitales – Roman guardian deities of crossroads
  • 5: Twelfth Night
  • 5: Feast of Old Roman Goddess Befana, the old woman who flies on a broom, bringing gifts to all good children
  • 5 and  6: Feast of God Poseidon, Goddess Amphritrite, and all Old Greek Gods and Goddesses of the seas
  • 5 or 6: Festival of Kore
  • 6: Epiphany
  • 6: Dia de los Reyes – Three Kings Day
  • 7: Distaff Day
  • 7: Feast of Sekhmet – Egyptian New Year’s Day
  • 7: Russian Christmas
  • 8: Midwives’ Day
  • 8 thru 9: The Haloa
  • 9: Plough Monday
  • 9: Agonalia – Festival of Janus – the Roman god of gates and doors, beginnings and endings
  • 11 and 15: The Carmentalia – festival of Carmenta, the Roman goddess of childbirth
  • 12: Full Moon- Wolf Moon
  • 12: The Compitalia
  • 12 thru 16: Rustic Dionysia – Old Greek festival honoring God Dionysos as patron of drama, poetry, music, and inspiration. Actors performed sacred drama, poets recited hymns, musicians played instruments, singers sang songs, and dancers danced.
  • 12 – 15: Mahayana New Year
  • 13: St Knut’s Day
  • 13: Friday the 13th
  • 13 – 25: Mid Winter Blot (Midvetr, Midvetrarblot, Jordblot, Thorrablot, Freyrblot) – Old Norse Mid Winter Feast – Offerings were made to the Deities (particularly Jord, Thor, and Freyr) for growth of crops. Toasts of mead and ale are made in honor of the Deities.
  • 16: Festival of Concordia – the Roman goddess of harmonious relations
  • 16 and 17: Old Greek festival in which offerings were made to the Wind Gods of the Eight Directions.
  • 16: St Peter’s Day
  • 17: Good Luck Day – Festival of Felicitas
  • 17: Blessing of the Animals
  • 19: Blessing of the Waters
  • 21: Sun enters Aquarius
  • 21: Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins
  • 24: Feriae Sementivae – blessing the seeds
  • 24: Gold Rush Day
  • 25: St Paul’s Day
  • 25: St Dwynwen’s Day
  • 25: Burns Supper
  • 26 thru 29: Old Lunar New Year – Celebration of the Triple Goddess being transformed from the Crone into the Virgin; celebrated with ritual bathing of divine images.
  • 27: New Moon
  • 28: Chinese New Year – Year of the Chicken
  • 29: Gamelion Noumenia – Old Greek festival honoring all the Gods and Goddesses. Flutes were played; prayers were said; offerings of barley, olive oil, incense, and food were burned in an offering hearth; and libations of water and wine were made.
  • 30 thru Feb. 2: Februalia
  • 30 – 31: Feast of the Charites–Day to honor the Old Greek Goddesses of beneficence.
  • 31: Up Helly Aa – Scottish Viking celebration
  • 31: Disfest/Disablot
  • 31: Hecate’s Feast

February:

  • 1: Vasant Panchami
  • 1 – 14: Old Greek Festival of Dionysus, in which vines were pruned and sprinkled with wine, accompanied by ritual singing and dancing.
  • 1: Là Fhèill Brìghde
  • 1: Imbolc Eve
  • 2: Candlemas
  • 2: Imbolc – the Celtic festival marking the period of lactation of the ewes
  • 2: Lammas or Lughnasadh (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 2: Saint Brighid’s Day – Old Celtic/Irish feast of Goddess Brigid; merged with the Christian feast of St. Brigid. Fires were lit to welcome Her as She traveled about blessing fields, animals, and people.
  • 3: St. Blaze Day
  • 3: Everyman’s Birthday
  • 3: Setsebun sai – beginning of spring
  • 4: Disting – The Charming of the Plow
  • 4: King Frost Day
  • 5: St Agatha’s Day
  • 5 – 17: Fornacalia – The Day of the Ovens
  • 6: The Aphrodesia – feast day of the goddess Aphrodite
  • 7: Day of Selene
  • 8: Festival for the Broken Needles
  • 10: Full Moon – Quickening Moon
  • 11: Lunar Eclipse
  • 12: Festival of Artemis – the Greek goddess of the hunt
  • 13 thru 21: The Parentalis – festival to honor the spirits of the ancestors
  • 14: St. Valentine’s Day
  • 14: Feast of Vali
  • 15: Lupercalia – the festival of Lupercus, the Roman god of flocks and fertility.
  • 15 : Nirvana Day
  • 17: Festival of Quirinus – god of war, storms and thunder
  • 18: Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins
  • 19: Meatfare Sunday
  • 20: Sun enters Pisces
  • 20 thru Mar 4: Maslenitsa, Russian Butter Festival
  • 21: Feralia – an ancient Roman Day of the Dead
  • 22: Caristia – Roman holiday of family reunions
  • 23: Festival of Terminus – the Roman god of boundaries and border markers.
  • 24: Flight of the King – Regifugium
  • 26: New Moon
  • 26: Annular Solar Eclipse
  • 26: Cheese Fare Sunday
  • 26: Transfiguration Sunday
  • 26: Forgiveness Sunday
  • 27: Clean Monday
  • 28: Kalevala Day – the epic poem, Kalevala is celebrated by the Finns with parades and readings from the poem.
  • 28: Shrove Tuesday
  • 28: Pancake Day

March:

April:

  • 1: April Fool’s Day
  • 1: Loki’s Day
  • 1: Lazarus Saturday
  • 1: The Veneralia – the festival of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty
  • 4: Ching Ming – Tomb Sweeping Day (China) – sometimes falls on April 5
  • 4 – 10: Megalesia – Celebrates the accuracy of the Sibylline oracles
  • 5: Lady Luck Day – the festival Fortuna, the goddess of good fortune
  • 5: Ramanavami
  • 6: National Tartan Day
  • 8: Hana-Matsuri – Japanese Flower Festival to honor the Buddha’s birthday.
  • 8: Geranium Day – England
  • 9: A-ma Festival – Portugal and China
  • 9: Palm Sunday – dates vary
  • 10: Mahavir Jayanti
  • 11: Full Moon – Wind Moon
  • 11: Lord’s Evening Meal
  • 11: Hanuman Jayanti
  • 11 – 14: Theravadin New Year
  • 11 – 18: Pesach (Passover)
  • 12: Holy Wednesday
  • 12: Ascent of the Christ of the Gypsies
  • 12: Chhau Festival – India
  • 12 thru 19: Ludi Cereales
  • 13: Songkran – Thailand
  • 13: Maundy Thursday
  • 14: Baisakhi
  • 14: Good Friday
  • 15: Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins
  • 15: Fordicia – the festival of Tellus, the Roman earth goddess
  • 16: The Feast day of St. Bernadette
  • 16: Easter Sunday
  • 16 – 25: Lyrids Meteor Shower
  • 17: Easter Monday
  • 17: Smell The Breeze Day
  • 17: Dyngus Day
  • 17: Egg Rolling Day
  • 17: Sham el-Nessim – Egyptian Holiday celebrating the first day of Spring
  • 19: Festival of Ceres – a Roman corn goddess
  • 19: Peppercorn Ceremony
  • 19 thru May 28: Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
  • 20: Furukawa Matsuri – Japan
  • 21: Sun enters Taurus
  • 21: Palilia (Parilia), the festival of Pales, the Roman goddess of shepherds and flocks. This is also the legendary founding date of Rome.
  • 21: First Day of Ridvan
  • 22: Festival of Ishtar
  • 22: Earth Day
  • 23: St. George’s Day
  • 23: Yom HaShoah
  • 24: Lailat al Miraj
  • 25: The Robigalia – the festival of Robigus, a Roman corn god.
  • 26: New Moon
  • 28 thru May 1: The Floralia – the festival of Flora, Roman goddess of fruitfulness and flowers.
  • 29: Ninth Day of Ridvan
  • 29: Tako-Age – Japan – Kite Flying Day
  • 30: May Day Eve – Walpurgisnacht
  • 30: Beltane
  • 30: St. James the Great Day

May:

  • 1: Beltane – Mayday
  • 1: Festival of Belenus – the Celtic god of fire and the sun.
  • 1: Samhain (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 1: Bona Dea
  • 1: Yom Ha’Atzmaut – Jewish
  • 2: Twelfth Day of Ridvan
  • 3: Feast day of Saint Philip
  • 3: Feast day of Saint James
  • 4: National Day of Prayer
  • 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • 5 – 6: Kakava Spring Festival
  • 6: Hidrellez – Spring Festival
  • 6: Durdevan and the Feast of St. George
  • 7: Humane Day (1st Sunday in May)
  • 8: The festival of Mens – the Roman goddess of mind and consciousness.
  • 8: The Furry Dance
  • 9, 11, 13: Feast of the Lemures – in honor of the Lemures, the spirits of dead family members who wander the earth on these three spring nights.
  • 10: Full Moon – Hare’s Moon
  • 10: Visakha Puja – Buddha Day
  • 11 – 13: Icemen Days
  • 12: Lailat al Bara’ah
  • 13: Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins
  • 13: Festival of Cats
  • 14: Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday in May)
  • 15: Cold Sophie
  • 15: Festival of Mercury – the Roman god of merchants and travelers
  • 21: Sun enters Gemini
  • 23: The Tubilustrium
  • 23: Declaration of the Bab
  • 24: The Thargalia
  • 24 – 28: Mothers of Arles
  • 25: New Moon
  • 25: Festival of the Holy Marys – Gypsy festival and pilgrimage
  • 25: Ascension of Jesus
  • 25: Celebration of the Tao – The Mother of the World
  • 27: Frigga Blot
  • 27: Ramadan begins
  • 29: Ascension of Baha’u’llah
  • 29: Oak Apple Day
  • 30: Memorial Day
  • 30: Einherjar Day
  • 31: Flores de Mayo

June:

  • 1: The Festival of Carna – the Roman goddess of bodily organs.
  • 2: Festival of Juno
  • 3: The Festival of Bellona – the Roman goddess of war.
  • 3: Pharmakos
  • 4: The Rosalia
  • 4: Pentecost
  • 9: Full Moon – Honey Moon
  • 9: Festival of Vesta – the Roman goddess of the hearth.
  • 9: St. Columba of Iona
  • 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins
  • 11: Festival of Mater Matuta – old Italian goddess of the dawn.
  • 11: Trinity Sunday
  • 12: Zeus’ Day
  • 13: Martes y Trece – Tuesday the 13th
  • 14: Birthday of the Muse
  • 14: Vidar’s Day
  • 15: Corpus Christi
  • 15: Saint Vladimir’s Day
  • 16: Night of a Teardrop
  • 17: Ludi Piscatari
  • 18: Fathers Day (3rd Sunday in June)
  • 21: Summer Solstice – Litha
  • 21: Yule (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 21: First Nations Day
  • 22: Sun enters Cancer
  • 22: Laylat al Kadr
  • 23: New Moon
  • 23: Day of Bad Omens
  • 23: Rousalii
  • 24: The Festival of Fata – the Roman goddesses of fate and chance.
  • 24: Saint John’s Day – Feast of the Dews
  • 24: Sânziene – A Romanian Midsummer Festival
  • 24: Midsummer
  • 26 – 28: Eid al Fitr – Islam
  • 29: Feoh – First day of the Rune Cycle
  • 29: Feast Day of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

July:

  • 2: Feast of Expectant Mothers
  • 3 thru Aug 11: Dog Days of Summer
  • 3: Festival of Cerridwen
  • 4: Independence Day
  • 5: Poplifugia
  • 7: Festival of the Handmaidens – Nonae Caprotinae (“the nones of the wild fig”)
  • 7: Tanabata
  • 7: Rumilia Festival
  • 8: Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins
  • 8: Full Moon – Buck Moon
  • 9: Day of Unn the Wise Person
  • 9: Asalha Puja Day
  • 10: Day of Hel
  • 10: Festival of Knut the Reaper
  • 10: Lady Godiva Day
  • 11: Naadam Festival
  • 11: St Benedict Day
  • 11: All Saints Day
  • 12 thru Aug 23: Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower
  • 13: O-Bon Festival – welcoming the spirits of the dead
  • 14: Uruz – The second rune cycle begins
  • 15: St. Swithin’s Day
  • 15: Day of Rauni
  • 15: St. Vladimir the Great Day
  • 16: Feast of Our Lady of Carmel
  • 17: Festival of Amaterasu – Shinto Sun Goddess
  • 17: The Maidens Fair on Hen Mountain
  • 17 thru Aug 24: Perseids Meteor Shower
  • 18: Day of Bad Omens
  • 19: Feast of Kuan Yin
  • 19: Lucaria
  • 20: Moon Day
  • 22: Feast of Mary Magdalene
  • 23: Sun enters Leo
  • 23: New Moon
  • 23: Neptunalia – the festival of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea.
  • 23: Saint Anne’s Eve
  • 24: Pioneer Day
  • 25: Furinalia
  • 25: St. James the Great Day
  • 26: Feast of St Anne
  • 27 – 31: The Five Epagomenal Days
  • 27: Birthday of Osiris
  • 28: Birthday of Horus
  • 29: Birthday of Set
  • 29: Stikklestad Day – day to honor the Asatru martyrs who died rather then submit to gray slavery.
  • 30: Birthday of Isis
  • 31: Birthday of Nephthys

August:

  • 1: Lammas or Lughnasadh
  • 1: Festival of Lugh – the Celtic hero god.
  • 1: Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 1: Tish’a B’av – Jewish
  • 1: Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus
  • 4: Festival of the Tooth
  • 5: Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins
  • 6: Festival of Thoth
  • 7: Partial Lunar Eclipse
  • 7: Full Moon – Corn Moon
  • 7: Blessing of the Sea
  • 7: Raksha Bandhan
  • 9: Festival of Sol Indigis – the Roman sun god.
  • 10: St Lawrence Day
  • 10: Opalia
  • 12: Blessing of the Boats
  • 13: The Vertumnalia – the festival of Vertumnus, the Roman god of seasons, gardens and orchards.
  • 13: Day of Hecate
  • 13: Nemoralia
  • 15: Festival of Torches
  • 15: Herbal Holy Day
  • 15: Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 15: Krishna Janmashtami
  • 17: The Portunalia – the festival of Portunes, the Roman god of gates, doors and harbours.
  • 19: The Vinalia Rustica
  • 21: Festival of Consus – the Roman god of good council.
  • 21: New Moon
  • 21: Full Solar Eclipse
  • 23: Freyfaxi
  • 23: The Volcanalia – the festival of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire
  • 24: Sun enters Virgo
  • 24: Mundus
  • 25: The Opiconsivia – the first harvest festival of Ops, Roman goddess of harvest.
  • 26: Feast day of Illmatar, Finnish Goddess of Creation
  • 27: Volturnalia
  • 31: Waqf al Arafa – Hajj Day, Islam

September:

  • 2: Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins
  • 4: Ludi Romani
  • 6: Full Moon – Harvest Moon
  • 7 thru Dec 10 – Taurids Meteor Shower
  • 9: Double Ninth Day
  • 9: Chrysanthemum Day
  • 19: The Fast of Thoth – this day-long fast honors the Egyptian god of wisdom and magic.
  • 20: New Moon
  • 21: International Day of Peace
  • 21: Sun enters Libra
  • 21: The Feast of the Divine Life – this ancient Egyptian feast honored the great goddess in her three-fold aspect as mother (creator), daughter (renewer), and dark mother (the absolute)
  • 21 – 22: Rosh Hashanah
  • 21 – 29: Navaratri
  • 22: Autumn Equinox
  • 22: Mabon
  • 22: Ostara (southern hemisphere)
  • 22: Winter Finding
  • 24: Sun enters Libra
  • 25: Ganesh Chaturthi
  • 23: Michaelmas
  • 30: Yom Kippur
  • 30: Dasara – Hindu

October:

  • 1: Festival of Fides – the Roman goddess of good faith, honesty and oaths.
  • 2 thru Nov 7: Orionids Meteor Shower
  • 3: The Festival of Dionysus – the Greek god of wine and revelry, also known as Bacchus to the Romans.
  • 4: Ieiunium Cereris – Fast of Ceres
  • 4: St Francis Day
  • 4: Blessing of the Animals
  • 4: Chinese Moon Festival -The Festival of Chang O, on the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, the Chinese people pay homage to the moon goddess Chang O. Some Chinese celebrate this day as the moon’s birthday.
  • 5: Full Moon – Blood Moon
  • 6: Day of Bad Omens
  • 6 – 10: Draconids Meteor Shower
  • 9: The Festival of Felicitas – the Roman goddess of good luck and joy.
  • 11: Winter Nights – Sacred to Freya
  • 11: The Meditrinalia – the festival of Meditrina, the Roman goddess of healing.
  • 12: The Festival of Fortuna Redux – the Roman goddess of successful journeys and safe returns from those journeys.
  • 12: Shemini Atzeret – Jewish
  • 13: The Festival of Fontus – the Roman god of springs.
  • 15: Equirria
  • 19: New Moon
  • 19: The Armilustrium, the second festival of Mars, the Roman god of war. On this day, military arms were ritually purified and put in storage for winter.
  • 20: Jain New Year
  • 21: Total Solar Eclipse
  • 24: Sun enters Scorpio
  • 28: Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins
  • 31: Halloween
  • 31 thru Nov 1: Samhain – the Celtic festival marking the beginning of the winter and the Celtic New Year. Also the rebirth of Caileach Beara, the Celtic goddess who turned to stone on May 1 (Beltane).

November:

  • 1: Samhain
  • 1: Beltane (Southern Hemisphere)
  • 1: Day of the Dead
  • 1: Pomona’s Day
  • 1: La Mas Ubhal – Day of the Apple Fruit
  • 1: All Saints Day
  • 2: All Souls Day
  • 2: Festival of Woden
  • 4: Full Moon – Mourning Moon, Snow Moon
  • 4: The Feast of Baba Yaga. On the full moon of November, the supreme crone goddess of old Russia is honored with a feast day. Once honored as an important old goddess, she is now often portrayed as a wicked old witch.
  • 4 thru 17: Ludi Plebeii – games for the people of Rome organized by the curule aedile (since 216 BC)
  • 5: Bonfire Night
  • 6 thru 30: Leonids Meteor Shower
  • 11: Veteran’s Day – Hero’s Day
  • 11: Lunantishees Day – Celtic Faery Day, Faeries called Lunantishees are honored; they are the guardians of blackthorn trees or sloes and permit no one to cut blackthorn branches today.
  • 11: Martinmas
  • 13: Friday the 13th
  • 13: Epulum Jovis
  • 15: Feronia Festival
  • 15 thru Dec 24: Nativity Fast begins
  • 16: Night of Hekate
  • 18: New Moon
  • 20: Stir Up Sunday
  • 23: Sun enters Sagittarius
  • 23: Thanksgiving Day
  • 24: Brumalia
  • 25: Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins
  • 26: Christ the King
  • 26: Day of the Covenant
  • 27: Feast of Ullr
  • 30: St. Andrew’s Day
  • 30: Festival of Hecate Trivia (The night of the crossroads.)

December:

A lot of work went into this post. It was which was compiled from various sources by Shirley Twofeathers for The Pagan Calendar, you may repost and share without karmic repercussions, but only if you give me credit and a link back to this website. Blessed be.

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