2020 Pagan and 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 2020, as well as resources for celebration in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. This year is an exciting one, with four lunar eclipses, three supermoons, two solar eclipses, and several meteor showers!

Please note that the full moon dates and times displayed here 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.

January 2020

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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.
  • 10: Full moon–Cold Moon at 2:23 pm. 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. There will be an eclipse visible in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa.
  • 13: Last of Austria's witchcraft laws repealed in 1787
  • 14: Thorrablot, a Norse Heathen celebration honoring Thor
  • 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 - Feb. 2: Roman celebration of Februalia
  • 31: Up Helly Aa celebration, Shetland Islands, Scotland
  • 31: Disablot, a Norse Heathen celebration to mark new beginnings, honor land wights, and charm the plow for the upcoming planting season

February 2020

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March 2020

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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
  • 9: Full moon–Storm Moon at 1:48 pm. Use this month's moon phase to celebrate balance, rebirth, and renewal; this will appear as a supermoon.
  • 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 

April 2020

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  • 7: Full moon–Wind Moon at 10:35 pm. 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; this will appear as a supermoon.
  • 14: Celtic Tree Month of Alder ends
  • 15: Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins
  • 15: Sigrblot/Sumarsdag, a Norse Heathen celebration of the first day of summer in Scandinavian countries
  • 16: Birthday of author Margot Adler
  • 21-22: Lyrids meteor shower
  • 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

May 2020

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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
  • 7: Full moon–Flower Moon at 6:45 am. 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; this will appear as a supermoon.
  • 10: Mother's Day
  • 12: Celtic Tree Month of Willow ends
  • 13: Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

June 2020

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  • 1: England's Witchcraft Act of 1563 goes into effect
  • 5: Full moon–Strong Sun Moon at 3:12 pm. June is full of long, light-filled days, and the nights are short and warm. This month's magical workings are perfect for maintaining and enhancing things you already have. There will be an eclipse visible in Asia, Africa and Australia.
  • 7–15: Roman Festival of Vestalia, honoring the vestal virgins
  • 9: Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn ends
  • 10: Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins
  • 10: Hanging of Bridget Bishop, first of twenty victims to be executed in the Salem Witch Trials.
  • 13: Birthday of Gerald Gardner, founder of modern Wiccan, in 1884
  • 17: Birthday of Wiccan author Starhawk
  • 20: Litha, the summer solstice
  • 20: Yule (Southern Hemisphere), the winter solstice
  • 21: Father's Day
  • 21: Solar eclipse visible in Ethiopia, Oman and Tibet.
  • 22: England's last Witchcraft Law is repealed in 1951
  • 27: Birthday of author Scott Cunningham in 1956

July 2020

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  • 4: Independence Day
  • 5: Full moon–Blessing Moon at 12:44 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. There will be an eclipse visible in South America, North America and Africa.
  • 7: Celtic Tree Month of Oak ends
  • 8: Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins
  • 13: Birthday of Dr. John Dee in 1527
  • 19: Rebecca Nurse is hanged in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692

August 2020

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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
  • 3: Full Moon–Corn Moon at 11:59 am. 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.
  • 4: Celtic Tree Month of Holly ends
  • 5: Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins
  • 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

September 2020

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October 2020

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  • 1: Full moon–Blood Moon at 5:06 pm. It's the dark half of the year, and the veil between our world and the spirit world is thin. Focus on divination, communication with departed ancestors, and psychic messages this month. 
  • 3: Roman Festival of Bacchus, god of vines, vegetation, and wine
  • 12: Birthday of occultist Aleister Crowley, 1875
  • 18: Birthday of Nicholas Culpeper, noted herbalist, in 1616
  • 20: Birthday of Selena Fox of Circle Sanctuary
  • 27: Celtic Tree Month of Ivy ends
  • 28: Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins
  • 31: Full Moon—the second one of the month!—at 10:51 am. Use this to tie in with your Samhain celebrations, and treat it as a magical bonus round
  • 31: Samhain, the witches' new year
  • 31: Beltane (Southern Hemisphere), a feast of fire and fertility
  • 31: Covenant of the Goddess formed in 1975
  • 31: Winter Nights/Vetrablot, a Norse Heathen celebration of the arrival of winter

November 2020

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  • 1: Mexico's Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos
  • 2: Birthday of Wiccan author Sirona Knight
  • 11: Veteran's Day
  • 16-17: Leonids meteor shower
  • 24: Celtic Tree Month of Reed ends
  • 25: Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins
  • 28: Thanksgiving day (United States)
  • 30: Birthday of Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, founder of Church of All Worlds
  • 30: Full moon–Mourning Moon at 4:32 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. There will be an eclipse visible in North and South America, Australia and East Asia.
  • 30: Festival of Hecate Trivia, honoring Hecate, a goddess of magic and sorcery

December 2020

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  • 5: Krampusnacht, celebrating Krampus, a Bavarian figure who is the opposite of Santa Claus
  • 13-14: Geminids meteor shower 
  • 14: Solar eclipse visible in Chile and Argentina
  • 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
  • 29: Full moon–Long Nights Moon at 10:30 pm.  Now is a good season for spiritual alchemy. It's 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.
  • 31: Festival of Hogmanay