2017 Pagan/Wiccan Calendar

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The 2017 Pagan/Wiccan Calendar

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It's no secret that Pagans love to celebrate, and as the Wheel of the Year turns, a number of milestones are reached. Each is a time for gathering together with friends and family, working on our spiritual development, and feasting and merrymaking! The following is a list of dates for 2017, as well as resources for celebration in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Be sure to read about Celebrating the Sabbats Seasonally, to get a good idea as to how you can celebrate based upon agricultural markers rather than just dates on a calendar. If you're one of our readers below the Equator, you'll also want to check out Moon Phase Names in the Southern Hemisphere.

Please note that the full moon dates and times are based upon the Farmer's Almanac schedules, which is listed in Eastern Standard Time. You may need to adjust the time for these depending on where you live.

Also, before you go to an event, make sure you read about proper Pagan and Wiccan Festival Etiquette. It'll make your experience even more enjoyable.

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January 2017

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  • 1: Birthday of folklorist Sir James Frazier, 1854. Frazier's work, The Golden Bough, is a must-read for anyone interested in modern Paganism, and the mythologies of the past.
  • 12: Full moon -- Cold Moon at 6:35 a.m. This is a good month to work on developing the inner self, connecting with the deities of our paths, and focusing on self-discovery and awareness. 
  • 13: Last of Austria's witchcraft laws repealed in 1787
  • 19: Birthday of Dorothy Clutterbuck, who allegedly initiated Gerald Gardner into the New Forest coven.
  • 20: Celtic Tree Month of Birch ends
  • 21: Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins
  • 24: Sementivae, a grain-oriented festival celebrating the sowing of the fields in preparation for springtime's planting.
  • 25: Birthday of poet Robert Burns, 1759
  • 30: Birthday of Z Budapest, founder of Dianic Wicca
  • 30 - Feb. 2: Roman celebration of Februalia
  • 31: Up Helly Aa celebration, Shetland Islands, Scotland

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February 2017

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Imbolc is a celebration of fire, and a halfway point between winter and spring. Image by Bethany Clarke/Stringer/Getty Images News/Getty Images

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March 2017

April Snow Storm
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  • 1: Matronalia, the Festival of Women, held in honor of Juno Luciana.
  • 6: Birthday of "official witch of Salem" Laurie Cabot in 1933
  • 12: Full moon -- Storm Moon at 10:54 am. Use this month's moon phase to celebrate balance, rebirth, and renewal. 
  • 17: St. Patrick's Day
  • 17: Celtic Tree Month of Ash ends
  • 18: Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins
  • 19: Ostara, the spring equinox.
  • 19: Mabon (Southern Hemisphere), the autumn equinox.
  • 26: Birthday of author and folklorist Joseph Campbell
  • 28: Death of author Scott Cunningham in 1993

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April 2017

Full Moon Party In Thailand
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  • 6: National Tartan Day
  • 11: Full moon -- Wind Moon at 2:09 am. April is a month of pending rebirth, as the earth and soil prepare for new life to sprout. Watch as the natural world around you begins to change.
  • 14: Celtic Tree Month of Alder ends
  • 15: Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins
  • 16: Birthday of author Margot Adler
  • 22: Earth Day
  • 23: Wiccan pentacle is officially added to the list of VA-approved emblems for gravestones, 2007
  • 28 - May 3: Floralia, honoring the goddess of spring flowers and vegetation.
  • 30: Walpurgisnacht celebrated by German witches

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May 2017

Maypole Dancing at Chatsworth House
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  • 1: Beltane, a feast of fire and fertility
  • 1: Samhain (Southern Hemisphere), the witches' new year.
  • 1: Roman festival of the fertility goddess Bona Dea
  • 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • 10: Full moon -- Flower Moon at 5:43 pm. In May, focus on magic related to careers and jobs - if you've thought about changing jobs, or even entering a new career field, this is a good time to do it. Expand your horizons this month. 
  • 12: Celtic Tree Month of Willow ends
  • 13: Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins
  • 14: Mother's Day

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June 2017

Druids at Stonehenge for Summer Solstice
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July 2017

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  • 4: Independence Day
  • 7: Celtic Tree Month of Oak ends
  • 8: Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins
  • 9: Full moon -- Blessing Moon at 12:08 am. This is a time to work on divination, dreamwork and meditation. Count your blessings this month, and think about what you can do to bring more of them into your life. 

  • 13: Birthday of Dr. John Dee in 1527
  • 19: Rebecca Nurse is hanged in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692
  • 31: Birthday of author JK Rowling

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August 2017

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  • 1: Lammas or Lughnasadh, the celebration of the grain harvest
  • 1: Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere), honoring the goddess Brighid
  • 1: Birthday of medium Edward Kelley, 1555
  • 4: Celtic Tree Month of Holly ends
  • 5: Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins
  • 7: Full Moon -- Corn Moon at 2:12 pm. Now is a time to focus on harvesting that which you have already planted - but don't forget, it's important to set some of your harvest aside for the coming winter months. 
  • 13: Roman Festival of Pomona, goddess of apples and orchards
  • 15: Birthday of Charles Leland, folklorist and author, 1824
  • 20: Birthday of author Ann Moura in 1947
  • 23: Roman Festival of Vulcanalia
  • 31: Birthday of author Raymond Buckland

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September 2017

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October 2017

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November 2017

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  • 1: Mexico's Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos
  • 2: Birthday of Wiccan author Sirona Knight
  • 4: Full moon -- Mourning Moon at 1:24 am. Why not use this month to shed your bad habits and toxic relationships, and get a fresh start? Work on developing and strengthening your connection with the Divine as well. 
  • 11: Veteran's Day
  • 23: Thanksgiving day (United States)
  • 24: Celtic Tree Month of Reed ends
  • 25: Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins
  • 30: Birthday of Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, founder of Church of All Worlds
  • 30: Festival of Hecate Trivia, honoring Hecate, a goddess of magic and sorcery

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December 2017

Happy friends playing in snowy field
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  • 3: Full moon -- Long Nights Moon at 10:48 am.  Now is a good season for spiritual alchemy -- time to evaluate your life, and know that you'll survive the dark times. If you've already put the darkness behind you, take your good fortune and share it with others. 
  • 5: Krampusnacht, celebrating Krampus, a Bavarian figure who is the opposite of Santa Claus
  • 17: Beginning of Saturnalia, a Roman celebration honoring the god Saturn.
  • 21: Yule, the winter solstice
  • 21: Litha (Southern Hemisphere), the summer solstice
  • 22: Celtic Tree Month of Elder ends
  • 23: Celtic Tree Month of Birch begins
  • 25: Feast of Frau Holle, Germanic goddess
  • 25: Christmas Day
  • 31: Festival of Hogmanay