Wiccan Holiday Calendar - Esbats and Sabbats
Here is a list of Pagan Holidays for the Year for the Northern Hemisphere (all times given are EST). We will be adding more dates and information through the year so be sure to check back.
Dates for the Southern Hemisphere are now shown as well with (SH) next to them.
January 2020: A good month to work on your inner self, learning to meditate, working on self-discovery and awareness.
10: Full Moon - Cold Moon at 2:23 pm
14: Thorablot - a Norse celebration honoring Thorablot
21: Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins
24: New Moon
Sementivae - a grain festival celebrating the sowing of the fields in preparation of sprin planting
30 - February 2: Roman celebration of Februalia
31: Up Helly Aa - a Scotish celebration in the Shetland Islands
Disablot - Norse celebration of new beginnings including plowing for the upcoming planting season
February 2020: A good time to focus on your preparations for spring, determining what new projects you want to start or plans for the future.
2: Imbolc - The celebration of the goddess Brighid and light coming back to the world after the long Winter.
Lammas or Lughnasadh (SH) - The grain harvest at the end of summer.
9: Full Moon - Quickening Moon at 2:34 pm. Focus on new beginning and plans for the future.
13--21: Roman Festival of Parentalia honoring the ancestors.
14: Valentine's Day
15: Lupercalia - Celebrates fertility and the coming of spring.
18: Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins
23: New Moon
March 2020: A time to celebrate balance, rebirth and prepare for the renewal of spring.
1: Matronalia, the festival of Women. Honors Juno Luciana.
9: Full Moon - Storm Moon at 1:48 pm.
17: St Patrick's Day.
18: Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins
19: Mabon (SH) - the Autumn equinox.
24: New Moon
April 2020: A month of pending rebirth, as the earth prepares for new life to sprout. This is a great time to get out into nature (especially for those that had a cold, snowy winter) to enjoy the change of the season. Plant herbs and other magical plants to use all year long.
7: Full Moon - Wind Moon at 10:35 pm.
15: Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins
Sigrblot/Sumarsdag - Norse celebration of the first day of summer in Scandinavian countries
21-22: Lyrids meteor shower
22: Earth Day
23: New Moon
28 - May 3: Floralia, honors the goddess of spring flowers & vegetation
30: Walpurgisnacht - German celebration of witches
May 2020: A good time to expand your horizons, try something new, or find a new job, career or hobby. Expand your horizons.
1: Beltane, celebration of fire and fertility
Samhain (SH), the Witches New Year
Roman Festival oof the fertility goddess Bona Dea
5: Cinco de Mayo
7: Full Moon - Flower Moon at 6:45 am
10: Mother's Day
13: Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins
22: New Moon
June 2020: Celebrate the long, light-filled days of summer. A great time to honor solar deities such as Ra, Horus, and Apollo. The sun nourishes and warms making it a great time for enhancing things already in your life.
5: Full Moon - Strong Sun Moon at 3:12 pm
7-15: Vestalia, Roman Festival honoring the vestal virgins
10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins
20: Litha, the summer solstice
Yule (SH), the winter solstice
21: Father's Day
July 2020: The sun continues to burn bright during the long summer days and warm nights. A great time to get into the water at the beach, lake or pool and feel the power of water letting it wash away the old and bring you the new. It is also a great time to slow down, count your blessings and work on divination and meditation.
4: Independence Day
5: Full Moon - Blessing Moon at 12:44 am
8: Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins
20: New Moon
August 2020: Harvest time is time to reap the benefits of what you have been growing all year. Remember though to take some time to save some of the bounties up for the coming winter.
1: Lammas or Lughnasdadh, celebrating the grain harvest
Imbolc (SH), honoring the goddess Brighid and return of the light after the long winter
3: Full Moon - Corn Moon at 11:59 am
5: Celtic Tree Month of Hazel
13: Pomona, Roman Festival of the goddess of apples and orchards
19: New Moon
23: Vucanalia, Roman Festival
September 2020: Fall comes to many areas, a time to prepare for the coming cold and celebrate home and family. Store your harvest, enjoy the cooler days and evenings by getting out into nature for long walks coming home to some comfort food.
2: Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins
Full Moon - Harvest Moon at 1:23 am
17: New Moon
21: International Day of Peace
22: Mabon, the autumn equinox
Ostara (SH), the spring equinox
30: Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins
October 2020: The dark half of the year begins. It is a time of reflection and honoring your ancestors and friends who have crossed over as the veil between the worlds is the thinnest. Divination and psychic messages, meditation and journaling are commonly practiced now.
1: Full Moon - Blood Moon at 5:06 pm
3: Roman Festival of Bacchus, god of vines, vegetation and wine
16: New Moon
28: Celtic Tree Month of Reed beings
31: Full Moon - a Blue Moon (2nd in the same month) at 10:51 am
Samhain, the wtiches' new year
Beltane (SH), a feast of fire and fertility
Winter Nights/Vetrablot, Norse celebration of the arrival of winter.
November 2020: A time for meditation and reflection as winter sets in. Work to develop and strengthen your connection to the Divine, to let go of things that no longer serve you, and connect with family and friends.
1: Mexican Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)
11: Veteran's Day
15: New Moon
25: Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins
28: Thanksgiving Day (US)
30: Full Moon - Mourning Moon at 4:32 am
Festival of Hecate Trivia honoring the goddess f magic and sorcery
December 2020: Enjoy the company of family and friends at the height of winter. It is a good time to reflect on the previous year and look forward to the new one ahead taking stock of things you want to change or improve.: A good time to focus on your preparations for spring, determining what new projects you want to start or plans for the future.
5: Krampusnacht celebrating Krampus
13-14: Geminids meteor shower
14: Solar eclipse
17: Saturnalia, a Roman celebration of the god Saturn, begins
21: Yule, the winter solstice
Litha (SH), the summer solstice
23: Celtic Tree Month of Birch begins
25: Feast of Frau Holle, the Germanic goddess
25: Christmas Day
29: Full Moon - Long Nights Moon at 10:30 pm
31: Festival of Hogmanay