3/6 to 4/20 (OC 3/11 to 4/19): Lent–Christian time of purification by self-reflection, peace-making, reparation for harm done, and helping those in need. Lenten Truce (through Easter).
4/1: Veneralia–Old Roman festival celebrating Venus (Goddess of Peace) vanquishing Mars (God of War) with love.
4/5 (4:50 a.m. EDT): New Moon.
4/5 to 4/8: Iroquois Thunder Ceremony–in thanksgiving for the rains. Iroquois believe Awenhai/Sky Woman descended from the Sky and created Earth.
4/6: Mindfulness Day–Zen Buddhist day for being mindful that the joys and suffering of others are your joys and suffering.
4/6 to 4/14: Navaratri–Hindu festival honoring Great Goddess Maha Devi as Gauri – life, growth, and fruition. Tantric Hindus recognize gender equality and reject caste.
4/8: Hana Matsuri–Shinto rite honoring the Kami of Flowers.
4/8 eve to 4/9 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Aphrodite–Day to honor peace and compassion.
4/10 eve to 4/11 eve: Feast of Old Greek Goddess Artemis, who represents the feminine in Nature and protects women throughout their lives.
4/12 eve to 4/13 eve: Feast of God Poseidon, Goddess Amphritrite, and all Old Greek Gods and Goddesses of the seas.
4/13: Day Tibetan Buddhists meditate on Bodhisattva Deities Avalokitesvara and Green Tara, consciousness and empowerment of Compassion. Buddhists recognize the equality of all sentient beings.
4/13 to 4/14: Ramanavami–Birthday of Hindu God Rama (avatar of Vishnu), protector of beloved wife, Goddess Sita (avatar of Lakshmi).
4/14 (OC 4/21): Palm Sunday–Christian feast marking Savior Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem to teach love and justice for all humanity and to sacrifice Himself for the liberation and redemption of all.
4/14: Cetacean Day–Day to honor all creatures of the sea and to meditate on Deity manifesting as sea creatures.
4/14 to 4/25 (I 4/25): Old Norse Summer Days Feast–Offerings were made to the Deities (particularly Odin, Thor, and Freyr) for success, peace, and plenty.
4/15: Tax Day–Day to give back to the community for the benefits of community. Give from your own abundance for the betterment of all.
4/18 (OC 4/25): Maundy Thursday/Last Supper of Savior Jesus–He washed the feet of His male and female disciples, gave them bread and wine as His body and blood, told them to love one another, and told of the Paraclete who would come after Him.
4/19 (7:12 a.m. EDT): Full Moon (White/Virgin Moon).
4/19 (OC 4/26): Passion Friday–Fast day to mourn the torture and killing of Savior Jesus by civil and religious authorities, and to contemplate the sacrifice made for the liberation and redemption of all.
4/19 eve to 4/27 eve: Passover/Pesach–Jewish festival recalling their deliverance from slavery in Egypt and celebrating freedom from oppression. Passover Truce.
4/20 (OC 4/27): Holy Saturday–Vigil remembering Savior Jesus in His cave tomb.
4/20: Beginning of Taurus (the Bull/Cow/Calf).
4/20 eve to 4/23 eve (4/21 peak): Lyrid Meteor Showers.
4/21 (OC 4/28): Easter/Pascha–Christian celebration of Lord Jesus’ resurrection by the power of the Holy Spirit.
4/21: Birthday of John Muir (1838), naturalist and conservationist.
4/22: Earth Day–Day to honor the Earth and to meditate on Deity manifesting as Mother Earth.
4/26: Arbor Day–Day to honor trees, to plant trees, and to meditate on Deity manifesting as trees.
4/27: Death day of Ralph Waldo Emerson (1882), Transcendentalist Unitarian who believed in equality, self reliance, and the immanence of Deity in humans and in all Nature.
4/28 eve to 5/3 eve: Floralia–Old Roman festival devoted to Flora, Goddess of Flowers.
4/30 eve to 5/5 eve: Mid-Spring/May Day/Walpurgis–Celebrates sacred love and the flowering vegetation by gathering flowers and dancing around a Maypole.
THE MYSTIC’S WHEEL OF THE YEAR 2019
A Multifaith Calendar Reflecting Eco-Egalitarian Spirituality
© 2018 Marija Miovski