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Pagans and Wiccans love to celebrate, and as the Wheel of the Year turns, a numb

er 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 2011, as well as resources for celebration
in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
Also, before you go to an event, make sure you read about proper Pagan and Wicca
n Festival Etiquette. It'll make your experience even more enjoyable.
January
* 1: Birthday of folkorist Sir James Frazier, 1854
* 4: New Moon
* 4: Partial solar eclipse
* 13: Last of Austria's witchcraft laws repealed in 1787
* 19: Full moon -- Cold Moon at 9:22 pm
* 19: Birthday of Dorothy Clutterbuck
* 25: Birthday of poet Robert Burns, 1759
* 25: Up Helly Aa celebration, Shetland Islands, Scotland
* 30: Birthday of Z Budapest, founder of Dianic Wicca
* 30 - Feb. 2: Roman celebration of Februalia
February
* 2: Imbolc
* 2: Lammas or Lughnasadh (Southern Hemisphere)
* 3: New moon
* 12: Death of Gerald Gardner in 1964
* 14: Valentine's Day
* 15: Lupercalia
* 18: Full moon -- Quickening Moon at 8:36 am
* 18 - 21: PantheaCon (San Jose, CA)
* 21: Birthday of author Patricia Telesco
March
* 1: Matronalia, the Festival of Women
* 4: New moon
* 6: Birthday of "official witch of Salem" Laurie Cabot in 1933
* 19: Full moon Storm Moon at 6:10 pm
* 20: Ostara
* 20: Mabon (Southern Hemisphere)
* 26: Birthday of author and folklorist Joseph Campbell
* 28: Death of author Scott Cunningham in 1993
April
*
3: New moon
*
6: National Tartan Day
*
16: Birthday of author Margot Adler
*
18: Full moon -- Wind Moon at 2:43 am
*
22: Earth Day
*
23: Wiccan pentacle is officially added to the list of VA-approved emblems
for gravestones, 2007
* 30: Walpurgisnacht celebrated by German witches
May
* 1: Beltane
* 1: Samhain (Southern Hemisphere)
* 3: New moon
* 5: Cinco de Mayo
* 8: Mother's Day
* 17: Full moon -- Flower Moon at 11:07 am
June
* 1: New moon
* 1: Partial solar eclipse
* 1: England's Witchcraft Act of 1563 goes into effect
* 10: Hanging of Bridget Bishop, first victim in the Salem Witch Trials
* 13: Birthday of Gerald Gardner in 1884
* 15: Full moon -- Strong Sun Moon at 8:12 pm
* 15: Total lunar eclipse
* 17: Birthday of Wiccan author Starhawk
* 19: Father's Day
* 21: Litha
* 21: Yule (Southern Hemisphere)
* 22: England's last Witchcraft Law is repealed in 1951
* 27: Birthday of author Scott Cunningham in 1956
July
* 1: New moon
* 1: Partial solar eclipse
* 4: Independence Day
* 13: Birthday of Dr. John Dee in 1527
* 19: Rebecca Nurse is hanged in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692
* 15: Full moon -- Blessing Moon at 6:38 am
* 30: New moon
* 31: Birthday of author JK Rowling
August
* 1: Lammas or Lughnasadh
* 1: Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere)
* 1: Birthday of medium Edward Kelley, 1555
* 5 - 7: Dublin Irish Festival (Dublin, OH)
* 13: Full Moon -- Corn Moon at 6:57 pm
* 15: Birthday of Charles Leland, folklorist and author, 1824
* 20: Birthday of author Ann Moura in 1947
* 29: New moon
* 31: Birthday of author Raymond Buckland
September
* 10: Birthday of Carl Llewellyn Weschcke
* 12: Full Moon -- Harvest Moon at 9:26 am
* 14: Birthday of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa in 1486
* 16 - 19: CWPN Harvest Gathering (Marlborough, CT)
* 17: Television welcomes Bewitched in 1964
* 21: International Day of Peace
* 23: Fall Equinox or Mabon
* 23: Ostara (Southern Hemisphere)
* 27: New moon
October
* 1: Birthday of Isaac Bonewits, founder of ¨¢r nDra¨ªocht F¨¦in
* 12: Full moon -- Blood Moon at 2:06 pm
* 12: Birthday of occultist Aleister Crowley
* 18: Birthday of Nicholas Culpeper, noted herbalist, in 1616
* 20: Birthday of Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary
* 26: New moon
* 31: Samhain
* 31: Beltane (Southern Hemisphere)
* 31: Covenant of the Goddess formed in 1975
November
* 2: Birthday of Wiccan author Sirona Knight
* 10: Full moon -- Mourning Moon at 8:17 pm
* 11: Veteran's Day
* 24: Thanksgiving day (United States)
* 25: New moon
* 25: Partial solar eclipse
* 30: Birthday of Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, founder of Church of All Worlds
* 30: Festival of Hecate Trivia
December
* 6: Krampusnacht
* 10: Full moon -- Long Nights Moon at 2:37 pm
* 10: Total lunar eclipse
* 17: Beginning of Saturnalia
* 22: Winter Solstice or Yule
* 22: Litha (Southern Hemisphere)
* 24: New moon
* 25: Christmas Day
* 25: Feast of Frau Halle, Germanic goddess
* 31: Festival of Hogmanay