Wondering when the dates of the pagan holidays for 2020 are? Do you feel the pull of the season’s change or feel compelled to celebrate? It may be time to turn the wheel of the year and celebrate a new phase of this year’s energy!
What is the wheel of the year?
The Wheel of the Year is a modern Pagan calendar that marks the dates of traditional harvest festivals, solstices, equinoxes, greater sabbats, lesser sabbats, and more! Most dates that are found on this non-tangible wheel are based in deep Pagan traditions, dating back to many ancient cultures, civilizations, and astrological signs.
Why do some dates change on the Wheel of the Year?
Dates like the Summer Solstice, Yule or Winter Solstice, Autumnal Equinox, and Spring Equinox are selected based on astrological and astronomical positioning. Dates like Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane, and Lughnassadh are more fixed but may fluctuate based on astrological or cultural timing.
Are the Pagan/Wiccan holidays different in the southern hemisphere?
Yes! Because the southern and northern hemispheres experience seasons during opposite times of the year, the holidays are also celebrated during the opposite time of the year. Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere will be the Winter Solstice in the southern!
What are the wheel of the year dates for 2020?
- Northern Hemisphere: Imbolc is on February 1, 2020.
- Southern Hemisphere: Lughnassadh is on February 1, 2020.
- Northern Hemisphere: Ostara is on March 19, 2020.
- Southern Hemisphere: Mabon is on March 19, 2020.
- Northern Hemisphere: Beltane is on May 1, 2020.
- Southern Hemisphere: Samhain is on May 1, 2020.
- Northern Hemisphere: Summer Solstice/Litha is on June 20, 2020.
- Southern Hemisphere: Winter Solstice/Yule is on June 20, 2020.
- Northern Hemisphere: Lammas/Lughnasadh is on August 1, 2020.
- Southern Hemisphere: Imbolc is on August 1, 2020.
- Northern Hemisphere: Mabon is on September 21, 2020.
- Southern Hemisphere: Ostara is on September 21, 2020.
- Northern Hemisphere: Samhain is on October 31, 2020.
- Southern Hemisphere: Beltane is on October 31, 2020.
- Northern Hemisphere: Winter Solstice/Yule is on December 21, 2020.
- Southern Hemisphere: Summer Solstice/Midsummer is on December 21, 2020.
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