What are the Pagan Holidays?

Let me be one of the many to say: Pagans and Wiccans love their holidays! We celebrate every major change in nature because work very closely with the cycles of nature. Leaves change color? Time to celebrate. Green peeks out from under snow? Time to celebrate! Pumpkins and Halloween decorations finally show up in Walmart? Time to celebrate! ๐ŸŽƒ

So, what are the pagan holidays? Well, weโ€™ll list them out here for you, along with their traditional dates!

What are the Pagan Holidays?

The Pagan holidays are, simply put, eight celebrations of the changing of seasons, whether long or short. You may also see these dates referred to as the โ€œWheel of the Yearโ€. Originally used to help tell time, as well as mark special harvest and planting dates, the Wiccan and Pagan holidays are based around working with the natural energy flow of Earth.

Sabbats are celebrations that revolve around the changing of the seasons or planting/harvesting dates.

Esbats are celebrations that revolve around the phases of the moon.

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When are the Pagan Holidays or Sabbats?

(Dates based on Northern Hemisphere celebrations.)

The Pagan holidays are:

  • Samhain: October 31 – November 1
  • Yule: December 20-23
  • Imbolc: February 2
  • Ostara: March 19 – 22
  • Beltane: May 1
  • Midsummer: June 19 – 23
  • Lammas: August 1
  • Mabon: September 21 – 24

Comment below if youโ€™d love to see the dates for the Southern Hemisphere!

Copyright 2018 Jennifer โ€œAurora Mooneโ€ McDonald / All Rights Reserved.

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Aurora Moone is a beautiful, kind-spirited, loving, motivating, and exciting Witch of 21 years. Having traveled all over the United States, Aurora has close friends of every religious background and spiritual path.

She believes, whole-heartedly, in the power of coexistence through love, respect, and growth. She feels that we have responsibilities that involve everyone, no matter what path they walk.

โ€œNo matter what group you commit to, no matter what spirituality you align with, no matter what religion you follow, no matter what political party you fall under, and no matter what your gender or race is, we are all citizens of Earth, and we all have a responsibility.โ€ โ€“ Aurora Moone

During her time in Hattiesburg, MS, Aurora founded Coexist at Southern Miss and Southern Miss Spell Casters. She specializes in mindfulness, Usui Reiki, Ascension Reiki, Wicca, meditation, extra-sensory perception, instant magic, and tarot analysis and reading. She is a 4th rank Temple Tradition Priestess.

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