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:

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
  • 27: Night of Hekate Suppers
  • 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 – All Fool’s Day
  • 1: Loki’s Day
  • 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 Mother of the Gods
  • 4 – 6: Cold Food Festival or Hanshi
  • 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
  • 8: Lazarus Saturday
  • 9: A-ma Festival – Portugal and China
  • 9: Palm Sunday
  • 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 – Easter Fires are lit
  • 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
  • 27: Night of Hekate Suppers
  • 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 Fire Festival
  • 30: St. James the Great Day

May:

June:

July:

August:

September:

October:

  • 1: Festival of Fides – the Roman goddess of good faith, honesty and oaths.
  • 2: Honor Your Guardian Angel Day
  • 2 thru Nov 7: Orionids Meteor Shower
  • 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 – Harvest Moon
  • 6: Day of Bad Omens (also Jul 18)
  • 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: Friday the 13th
  • 13: The Festival of Fontus – the Roman god of springs.
  • 15: Equirria
  • 16: Noah Webster’s Birthday
  • 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
  • 20: Night of Hekate Suppers
  • 24: Sun enters Scorpio
  • 27: Mice Wedding Day
  • 27: Day of Martyr Nestor of Thessalonica
  • 28: Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins
  • 28: Feast of the Einherjar
  • 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:

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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