Other Religions Paganism and Wicca Do Pagans Celebrate Earth Day? Share Flipboard Email Print Many Pagans celebrate Earth Day as a way to honor our planet. Image by VisionsofAmerica/Joe Sohm/Photodisc/Getty Images Paganism and Wicca Sabbats and Holidays Basics Rituals and Ceremonies Wicca Gods Herbalism Wicca Traditions Wicca Resources for Parents By Patti Wigington Paganism Expert B.A., History, Ohio University Patti Wigington is a pagan author, educator, and licensed clergy. She is the author of Daily Spellbook for the Good Witch, Wicca Practical Magic and The Daily Spell Journal. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Patti Wigington Updated May 06, 2019 Question: Do Pagans Celebrate Earth Day? I know that there are eight Pagan sabbats during the year, as well as a bunch of Esbats, but I also notice you've got Earth Day on the calendar. Is Earth Day even a Pagan or Wiccan holiday? Answer: Well, no, it's not, but then again neither is Tartan Day or the anniversary of Bewitched, but those are on the calendar too. It's important to note, however, that many Pagans and Wiccans view the environment as something really important. Although it's not an "official" Pagan or Wiccan holiday, if you've sworn to be a steward of our planet, then Earth Day is as good a reason as any other to honor Mother Earth. The first Earth Day celebration was held in 1970, and sponsored by the Earth Day Network. This annual celebration is a time when people worldwide honor our planet and (hopefully) take a few minutes to try to make a difference in the world. Some things you can do to make a difference in your own space? Try one of the following: Turn off the lights you're not usingPick up some garbage that isn't yoursRide a bike to work instead of drivingPlant a treeUse cloth grocery bags instead of paper or plasticRecycle your stuffPlant a garden of your own, or buy from local growersBuild a birdhouseAdopt a streamShut off appliances that don't have to be on all the time Regardless of how you observe this day, even if it's just for a few minutes, take the time to thank the earth for her gifts, and take a moment to be glad we're part of it. For more information, visit the Official Earth Day Homepage, and be sure to read up on 10 Ways Pagans Can Celebrate Earth Day.