Pagan Calendar 2022: List of Holidays for Wiccans and Neopagans (2022)

Pagans and Wiccans have plenty to celebrate in 2022!Here is a list of holidays observed in the Northern Hemisphere by Neopagans (including some Norse, Druid, and Heathen occasions) and of course the Wiccan Sabbats in the Wheel of the Year.

Here’s a printable page with a calendar and list of the Pagan Holidays of 2022.

It’s also good to have a Lunar Calendar in your Book of Shadows so you can follow along and work with the Moon phases.

Find more printable pages to download here: Grimoire PDF

August 1st: Lughnasadh/Lammas

The evening of July 31st is the beginning of the Celtic holiday known asLughnasadh(the Feast of the God Lugh). In Christian times, it was calledLammas(Anglo-Saxon for “Loaf Mass”).

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Pagan / Wiccan Holidays 2022

In this list, we’ve included the opposite Sabbats to guide our Southern Hemisphere Witches too.

January 2022 Holidays

January is the perfect time to do inner work. During the dark of winter, practice your meditation skills and make room for self-discovery.

Jan. 2: New Moon in Capricorn

Jan. 14: Thorrablot – Norse/Heathen celebration honoring Thor

Jan. 17: Full Moon in Cancer – Wolf Moon

Jan. 21: Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

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Jan. 24: Sementivae – a grain-oriented Roman festival

Jan. 30 – Feb 2: Roman celebration of Februalia

Jan. 31: Up Helly Aa – Scottish celebration in the Shetland Islands

Jan. 31: Disablot – Norse celebration of new beginnings

February 2022 Holidays

This month, take time to focus on your preparations for spring. It will be here before you know it and having your projects ready to go will help you reach your personal as well as magickal goals

Feb. 1: New Moon in Aquarius

Feb. 1st-28th: LGBTQ History month

Feb. 1:Imbolc– Celebration of the goddess Brighid.
(Southern Hemisphere: Lammas or Lughnasadh – The grain harvest at the end of summer.)

Feb. 13-21: Roman Festival of Parentalia – honor the ancestors

Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day celebration

Feb. 15: Lupercalia – fertility celebration

Feb. 16: Full Moon in Leo – Snow Moon

Feb. 18: Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

March 2022 Holidays

As the spring equinox brings balance to the planet, this month is also a time to bring balance into our lives. Celebrate the spring!

Mar. 1: Matronalia – festival of women honoring Juno Luciana

Mar. 2: New Moon in Pisces.

Mar. 21: Ostara– Spring Equinox
(Southern Hemisphere: Mabon – The Autumn Equinox)

Mar. 17: St Patrick’s Day – a time to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland.

Mar. 18: Full Moon in Libra – Worm Moon

Mar. 18: Celtic Tree Month of Alder begins

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Mar. 27: Mothers’ Day

April 2022 Holidays

Rebirth abounds in April as the Earth is ready to sprout forth new life from the dormant winter. Get outside and feel the crisp air as it begins to take on a new warmth. Enjoy the change of the season by planting seeds either figurative or literal!

Apr. 1: New Moon in Aries

Apr. 15: Sigrblot/Sumarsdag – Norse celebration of the first day of summer in Scandinavian countries

Apr. 15: Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

Apr. 16: Full Moon in Libra – Pink Moon

Apr. 30: New Moon in Taurus.

Apr. 22: Earth Day – Honor Gaia

Apr. 28 – May 3: Floralia – Honors the goddess of spring flowers & vegetation. See Persephone

May 2022 Holidays

This month is an excellent time to expand your horizons. If you have been wanting to try something new, now is the time to jump in full force.

May 1:Beltane– Celebration of fire and fertility
(Southern Hemisphere: Samhain – the Witches’ New Year)

May 1: Roman Festival of Bona Dea – Fertility goddess

May 13: Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

May 16: Full Moon in Sagittarius – Flower Moon Lunar Eclipse.

May 30: New Moon in Gemini

June 2022 Holidays

The light has returned, and summer is officially here. Use this month to soak up the rays of light from the sun. Honor the solar deities as its heat and light shine down upon you. Allow the nourishing rays to enhance a project or idea that you have been growing since spring.

Jun. 7-15: Roman Festival Vestalia – honors the vestal virgins

Jun. 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

Jun. 14: Full Moon in Sagittarius – Strawberry Moon

Jun. 19: Father’s day celebration

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Jun. 21:Litha– The Summer Solstice
(Southern Hemisphere: Yule – The Winter Solstice)

Jun. 29: New Moon in Cancer

July 2022 Holidays

During the peak of the sun, it is a great time to get into the water. Let the cool refreshing water wash away any old baggage that is hanging around. Welcome the revitalization of water by bringing in the beauty of all the colorful flowers around you.

Jul. 8: Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

Jul. 13: Full Moon in Capricorn – Buck Moon.

Jul. 28: New Moon in Leo

August 2022 Holidays

The harvest time is a time to reap the benefits of what has been sown. This month collect what you have grown either spiritually, physically, emotionally, or creatively. Don’t forget to save some of the bounties up for the coming cold of winter.

August 1:Lammas or Lughnasdadh– The grain harvest
(Southern Hemisphere: Imbolc – honoring the goddess Brighid and return of the light after the long winter)

Aug. 5: Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

Aug. 11: Full Moon in Aquarius – Sturgeon Moon

Aug. 13: Roman Festival of Pomona – goddess of apples and orchards

Aug. 23: Vulcanalia – Roman Festival

Aug. 27: New Moon in Virgo

September 2022 Holidays

As the leaves shift their colors to store food for the coming winter, we too must store our own energy for the darkness ahead. Take time to enjoy the changing of the season by spending time in nature

Sep. 2: Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

Sep. 10: Full Moon in Pisces – Harvest Moon.

Sep. 21: International Day of Peace

Sep. 22:Mabon– Autumn Equinox
(Southern Hemisphere: Ostara – the Spring Equinox)

Sep. 25: New Moon Virgo

Sep. 30: Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

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October 2022 Holidays

The light is fading, and the dark is setting in. This month is a great time to reflect on your own roots and where you came from. Take time to honor your ancestor as the veil between the worlds thins. Be open to receiving psychic messages, meditation and journaling.

Oct. 3: Roman Festival of Bacchus – God of vegetation and wine

Oct. 9: Full Moon in Aires – Hunter’s Moon

Oct. 25: New Moon in Scorpio

Oct. 28: Celtic Tree Month of Reed beings

Oct. 31:Samhain– The Witches’ New Year
(Southern Hemisphere: Beltane – a feast of fire and fertility)

Oct. 31: Winter Nights/Vetrablot – Norse celebration of the arrival of winter

November 2022 Holidays

The end of the harvest brings with it the cold of winter. As the chill sets in the air, begin to strengthen your relationship with the divine during the coming darkness. Reach out to friends and family and reconnect. Focus on gratitude and let go of the things in your life that no longer serve you.

Nov. 8: Full Moon in Taurus – Beaver Moon.

Nov. 16: Hecate’s Night

Nov. 23: New Moon in Scorpio

Nov. 25: Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins

Nov 30: Festival of Hecate Trivia – to honor the goddess of magick and sorcery

December 2022 Holidays

The perfect month for gathering with friends and family to feel their warmth during the cold of winter. Take this month to spend time reflecting on the previous year. But don’t forget to look ahead as the new year can be full of changes. Focus your energy on the upcoming spring and how you want to prepare for the start of new projects or adventures.

Dec. 7: Full Moon in Gemini – Cold Moon

Dec. 17: Saturnalia, a Roman celebration of the god Saturn, begins

Dec 21:Yule – the Winter Solstice
(Southern Hemisphere: Litha – The Summer Solstice)

Dec. 23: Celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

Dec. 25: Feast of Frau Holle, the Germanic goddess

Dec. 31: Festival of Hogmanay – Scottish holiday that celebrates the new year

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FAQs

What are the 12 Pagan holidays? ›

What is the Wiccan holiday for Christmas? ›

Yule is the Pagan and Wiccan celebration of the winter solstice that is celebrated every December. The Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, and it heralds the daylight hours growing longer again.

Do Pagans celebrate Beltane? ›

Beltane is a Pagan holiday, and one of the eight Sabbats. It falls about halfway between the spring equinox (Ostara) and the coming summer solstice, Litha. The holiday celebrates spring at its peak, and the coming summer.

Is Valentine a pagan holiday? ›

The earliest possible origin story of Valentine's Day is the pagan holiday Lupercalia. Occurring for centuries in the middle of February, the holiday celebrates fertility. Men would strip naked and sacrifice a goat and dog.

What pagan holiday did Christmas replace? ›

Saturnalia, held in mid-December, is an ancient Roman pagan festival honoring the agricultural god Saturn. Saturnalia celebrations are the source of many of the traditions we now associate with Christmas.

What was the pagan Christmas called? ›

Christmas owes its roots to the ancient Roman holiday of Saturnalia, which was a pagan festival which was celebrated from December 17-25 each year. This custom was altered and absorbed into Christmas, and this allowed early Christians to gradually erase these old pagan holidays.

Who are the pagan god? ›

The six gods and six goddesses were sometimes arranged in male-female couples: Jupiter-Juno, Neptune-Minerva, Mars-Venus, Apollo-Diana, Vulcan-Vesta and Mercury-Ceres.

Is Xmas pagan? ›

Now, as Christmas applies to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas is decidedly not pagan. However, there are some differences of opinion when it comes to the selection of day of celebration. On the Roman calendar, December 25 was the date of the winter solstice (December 21 on the modern calendar).

What day is the Witches Sabbath? ›

The sabbath, or sabbat, derived probably from the term for the seventh day used by the Jews, might be held on any day of the week, though Saturday was considered rare as being sacred to the Virgin Mary. Reports of attendance at sabbaths varied; one confessed witch reported a gathering of 10,000.

How do witches celebrate solstice? ›

Creating sacred space during rituals

This is done by those leading the ritual walking around an area, chanting as a form of prayer and sprinkling the area with water and salt, which are believed to be spiritually cleansing.

Is Yule and winter solstice the same? ›

The Pagan celebration of Winter Solstice (also known as Yule) is one of the oldest winter celebrations in the world. Ancient people were hunters and spent most of their time outdoors.

What is Ostara? ›

Ostara is a wiccan holiday and one of their eight Sabbats. Ostara celebrates the spring equinox. The word Ostara comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess name, Eostre. Eostre represented spring and new beginnings.

Who is the goddess of Beltane? ›

Eostre/Ostara, the Celtic goddess of Spring was celebrated in festivities and dancing around and through the birch tree between the Spring Equinox and Beltane.

How do you celebrate Imbolc? ›

To celebrate Imbolc, some modern day pagans focus on celebrating Brigid. They do this by setting up an altar with the symbols of Brigid, like a corn husk doll, white flowers, a bowl of milk, and candles. If there is a group gathering, they might cast a circle, and recite a prayer to receive a blessing from Brigid.

Is Easter a pagan? ›

Well, it turns out Easter actually began as a pagan festival celebrating spring in the Northern Hemisphere, long before the advent of Christianity. "Since pre-historic times, people have celebrated the equinoxes and the solstices as sacred times," University of Sydney Professor Carole Cusack said.

Why Easter is pagan? ›

While Christmas was a celebration of the winter solstice, Easter was a celebration of the spring equinox for the pagans. Pagans lived their lives in strong accordance with nature's rhythms and patterns, and solstices and equinoxes were considered to be sacred times.

What does the Bible say about Valentine's day? ›

14 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

Was December 25th originally a pagan holiday? ›

Though December 25 is the day Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the date itself and several of the customs we've come to associate with Christmas actually evolved from pagan traditions celebrating the winter solstice. "Christmas is really about bringing out your inner pagan," historian Kenneth C.

What does Bible say about Christmas tree? ›

Deuteronomy 16:21 says:

Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee. Although this verse doesn't speak directly to christmas trees, it does make a point to mention trees near the altar of the lord.

When was Jesus actually born? ›

The date of birth of Jesus is not stated in the gospels or in any historical reference, but most biblical scholars assume a year of birth between 6 and 4 BC.

Is Santa a pagan symbol? ›

The modern Santa Claus is a direct descendent of England's Father Christmas, who was not originally a gift-giver. However, Father Christmas and his other European variations are modern incarnations of old pagan ideas about spirits who traveled the sky in midwinter, Hutton said.

What are the pagan Christmas colors? ›

Pagans Loved Green Leaves and Red Berries

The traditional Christmas colors of red and green are complementary colors that represent fertility. Pagan derived decorations that are still seen at Christmas time include the green leaves and red berries of holly, mistletoe and wreaths.

Are wreaths pagan? ›

Wreaths originally were made for use with pagan rituals in Europe, and were associated with the changing seasons and fertility. Christianity accepted the symbolism of the wreath based upon its Roman association with honour and moral virtue.

What gods do Wiccans believe? ›

Most wiccans believe in a horned male god and a moon goddess. The only wiccans who do not believe in both the goddess and the god are those who belong to the Dianic Wicca. They believe in the existence of only the goddess. Some wiccans believe that the god and the goddess are equal.

Who is the most powerful pagan god? ›

Taking the form of a regular old dude on Earth, Odin (father of the mischievous trickster Loki), was the chief pagan deity of the Norse Pantheon. Possessing many powers similar to his kind, Odin is associated with healing, royalty, knowledge, and poetry.

What is a pagan woman? ›

All eight women identify as Pagan, that is, they hold to a belief system characterized by their focus on nature-centered spirituality, most honoring the pre-Christian deities, dynamic personal belief system, lack of institutionalization, a quest to develop the self, and acceptance or encouragement of diversity (Pagan ...

What religions are considered paganism? ›

Common Pagan religions include Wicca, Druidism (based on pre-Christian Celtic religions), Greek (based on pre-Christian Greek religion and mythology) and Asatru (based on pre-Christian Norse religion and mythology).

Why is Christmas not in the Bible? ›

Dec. 25 is not the date mentioned in the Bible as the day of Jesus's birth; the Bible is actually silent on the day or the time of year when Mary was said to have given birth to him in Bethlehem. The earliest Christians did not celebrate his birth.

What does a pagan believe in? ›

Pagans believe that nature is sacred and that the natural cycles of birth, growth and death observed in the world around us carry profoundly spiritual meanings. Human beings are seen as part of nature, along with other animals, trees, stones, plants and everything else that is of this earth.

What is a witches gathering called? ›

coven, basic group in which witches are said to gather. One of the chief proponents of the theory of a coven was the English Egyptologist Margaret Murray in her work The Witch Cult in Western Europe (1921).

Where is the witches Sabbath? ›

Witches' Sabbath (Spanish: El Aquelarre) is a 1798 oil on canvas by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya. Today it is held in the Museo Lázaro Galdiano, Madrid. It was purchased in 1798 along with five other paintings related to witchcraft by the Duke and Duchess of Osuna.

Why is it called witches Sabbath? ›

The term Witches' Sabbath was used to describe the belief that there were people, called witches, who regularly met for secret gatherings. The name is used for the gathering. One part of the name refers to the Sabbath, the day of rest in Judaism and other Abrahamic religions.

What do pagans do on Yule? ›

Modern paganism

Heathen celebrations of Yule can also include sharing a meal and gift giving. In most forms of Wicca, this holiday is celebrated at the winter solstice as the rebirth of the Great horned hunter god, who is viewed as the newborn solstice sun.

Is winter solstice a pagan? ›

The winter solstice is considered a turning point in the year in many cultures. The sacred day is also called Yule to pagans celebrating the birth of the new solar year, according to Circle Sanctuary, a prominent pagan group in America.

How do you honor Yule? ›

Here are some customary ways to celebrate the solstice—you might notice that some resemble beloved Christmas traditions.
  1. Build a Yule Altar. ...
  2. Make an Evergreen Yule Wreath. ...
  3. Burn a Yule Log. ...
  4. Decorate a Yule Tree. ...
  5. Exchange Nature-Based Gifts. ...
  6. Give Back to Nature. ...
  7. Celebrate in Candlelight. ...
  8. Set up a Meditation Space.
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How many pagan holidays are there? ›

Almost all Pagans celebrate a cycle of eight festivals, which are spaced every six or seven weeks through the year and divide the wheel into eight segments. Four of the festivals have Celtic origins and are known by their Celtic names, Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain.

Is Xmas pagan? ›

Now, as Christmas applies to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, Christmas is decidedly not pagan. However, there are some differences of opinion when it comes to the selection of day of celebration. On the Roman calendar, December 25 was the date of the winter solstice (December 21 on the modern calendar).

Is Christmas really a pagan holiday? ›

Though December 25 is the day Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the date itself and several of the customs we've come to associate with Christmas actually evolved from pagan traditions celebrating the winter solstice. "Christmas is really about bringing out your inner pagan," historian Kenneth C.

Who are the pagan god? ›

The six gods and six goddesses were sometimes arranged in male-female couples: Jupiter-Juno, Neptune-Minerva, Mars-Venus, Apollo-Diana, Vulcan-Vesta and Mercury-Ceres.

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